Order
Tinamiformes
Family
Tinamidae
Genus
Crypturellus
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SPECIES

Tepui Tinamou Crypturellus ptaritepui

Vitor Gomes and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 1.0 — Published March 7, 2014

Behavior

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Tepui Tinamou forages on the ground, but otherwise the behavior of this species is very poorly known. As is typical of most species of forest-inhabiting tinamous, Tepui Tinamou is secretive and rarely seen.

Territoriality

There are no published data on territorial defense, maintenance, or home range size for Tepui Tinamou.

Sexual Behavior

Undescribed for Tepui Tinamou. From what is known of the breeding system of other species, "the general rule among tinamous is simultaneous polygyny for males and sequential polyandry for females" (Cabot 1992).

Social and interspecific behavior

Tepui Tinamou presumably is solitary, as are other species of forest tinamous.

Predation

No reports of predation on Tepui Tinamou?

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. and G. M. Kirwan (2014). Tepui Tinamou (Crypturellus ptaritepui), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.teptin1.01