Order
Tinamiformes
Family
Tinamidae
Genus
Nothoprocta
 
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Ornate Tinamou Nothoprocta ornata

Vitor Gomes
Version: 1.0 — Published January 31, 2014

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Introduction

Ornate Tinamou is a typical member of the high Andean genus Nothoprocta. This species inhabits high elevation steppes, especially hills dominated by bunch grass, at 3500-4800 m, from central Peru south through Bolivia to Argentina and Chile. If seen from afar before flushing, the Ornate Tinamou appears to be a fairly bland combination of earth tones. When observed at close range, however, Ornate Tinamou proves to live up to its name: the species is quite attractive, being heavily patterned with white edgings and bandings across the back and wings.

Distribution of the Ornate Tinamou - Range Map
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Ornate Tinamou

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. (2014). Ornate Tinamou (Nothoprocta ornata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.orntin1.01