Order
Tinamiformes
Family
Tinamidae
Genus
Eudromia
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Elegant Crested-Tinamou Eudromia elegans

Vitor Gomes
Version: 1.0 — Published March 7, 2014

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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.

Distribution of the Elegant Crested-Tinamou
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Elegant Crested-Tinamou

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. (2014). Elegant Crested-Tinamou (Eudromia elegans), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.elctin1.01