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Slaty-breasted Tinamou Crypturellus boucardi

Vitor Gomes, R. Bribiesca-Formisano, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Marîa del Coro Arizmendi
Version: 1.0 — Published January 10, 2014


Distribution in the Americas

Slaty-breasted Tinamou is resident from southeastern Mexico south to Costa Rica (eBird data). The distribution is primarily along the Atlantic slope, but it crosses locally to the Pacific slope in northwestern Costa Rica (Griscom 1932, Friedmann et al. 1950, Russell 1964, Monroe 1968, Land 1970, Stiles and Skutch 1989, Howell and Webb 1995, Martínez-Sánchez and Will 2010).

Slaty-breasted Tinamou occurs in the lowlands, up to 1500 m in Mexico (Howell and Webb 1995) but only to 700 m in Costa Rica (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Slaty-breasted Tinamou occupies the forest floor in humid lowland evergreen forest and old second growth; it especially prefers sites with a dense understory (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Howell and Webb 1995).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

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

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V., R. Bribiesca-Formisano, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and M. d. C. Arizmendi (2014). Slaty-breasted Tinamou (Crypturellus boucardi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.slbtin1.01