Order
Tinamiformes
Family
Tinamidae
Genus
Crypturellus
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Tepui Tinamou Crypturellus ptaritepui

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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Vocalizations

The song of Tepui Tinamou is "a long (ca. 4 sec) high-pitched, pure tone whistle on [the] same pitch, [the] last half fading away" (Hilty 2003).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported. The wings probably produce a whistling sound when the bird is flushed, as with other species of 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