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Andean Tinamou Nothoprocta pentlandii

Vitor Gomes and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 1.0 — Published March 14, 2014

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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The song of Andean Tinamou is described as a "sharp cheeleep" (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990) as "an explosive, rising thin whistle: tuEEE! or tu-tuEEE!" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

When flushed, may give a "long accelerating and descending series of melodic ... calls pyouc-puyc-oyuc ...yucyucyu ..." (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Andean Tinamou can be heard at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported. The wings probably produce a whistling sound when the bird is flushed, as with other species of tinamou.

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. and G. M. Kirwan (2014). Andean Tinamou (Nothoprocta pentlandii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.andtin1.01