Order
Tinamiformes
Family
Tinamidae
Genus
Crypturellus
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 - Berlepsch's Tinamou
 - Berlepsch's Tinamou
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Berlepsch's Tinamou Crypturellus berlepschi

Vitor Gomes
Version: 1.0 — Published February 28, 2014

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The red-legged and all-dark Berlepsch’s Tinamou is confined to extreme northwest South America, where it is found from northwest Colombia south to northwest Ecuador, and is therefore endemic to the Chocó Center of Endemism. This species formerly was classifed as a well-marked subspecies of Cinereous Tinamou (Crypturellus cinereus) of Amazonia. It inhabits very wet tropical forest, mainly below 600 m. Berlepsch's Tinamou generally is considered to be reasonably common, especially in Colombia, although like all tinamous it is far more often heard than seen; consequently almost nothing is known about the biology of this species.

Distribution of the Berlepsch's Tinamou
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Distribution of the Berlepsch's Tinamou

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. (2014). Berlepsch's Tinamou (Crypturellus berlepschi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.bertin1.01