Account navigation Account navigation
Welcome to Birds of the World!
You are currently viewing one of the free accounts available in our complimentary tour of Birds of the World. In this courtesy review, you can access all the life history articles and the multimedia galleries associated with this account.
For complete access to all accounts, a subscription is required.
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Elegant Crested-Tinamou is a charismatic terrestrial bird of western Argentina and windswept Patagonia. It can be found in flocks of 5-10 birds that scurry through low steppe vegetation, and often is detected by its downslurred, whistled calls. The species, known as the martineta in Argentina, is comprised of a number of weakly differentiated subspecies. Though quite common in parts of southern Argentina, Elegant Crested-Tinamou is only poorly known from Chile.