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Puna Tinamou Tinamotis pentlandii

Vitor Gomes
Version: 1.0 — Published March 14, 2014


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Breeding is reported from Peru from June-August (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990). In northern Chile, adults accompanied by young birds were seen in January-February (Johnson 1965); Johnson (1965) also mentions finding several nests with eggs, and although he does not indicate when these were discovered, the implication is that these also were encountered in January-February. Breeding also is reported from Bolivia in November (Cabot 1992). No nest is on the ground, "with a minimum of nesting material" (Johnson 1965). The clutch is 5-8 eggs; mean egg dimensions are 57.1 ± 0.47 mm x 39.0 ± 0.16 mm (Johnson 1965). The eggs are bright yellowish green with whitish granulations (Johnson 1965), although Johnson (1965) suspected that the eggs are bright green when fresh, and turn progessively more yellow during incubation. Only the male incubates the eggs and cares for the young (Johnson 1967). Half-grown chicks reported mainly in December (eBird 2014)

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. (2014). Puna Tinamou (Tinamotis 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.puntin1.01