Tinamous. It is a unique family of americas, with fifteen species in Argentina. They are birds terrícolas, roads and very little flying. The flight is short, fast and noisy. Emiten whistles that vary depending on the species. They are polygamous and incubated the male. Nest on the ground, where several placed colored eggs and lustre. The chicks are nidífugos.
They feed on grains, seeds, insects and worms. The head is small, the wings and tail feathers are short and are blending with the environment.
TATAUPA TINAMOU: Crypturellus tataupa
Live in forests and jungles.
Photograph taken in Parque Nacional Chaco
UNDULATED TINAMOU: Crypturellus undulatus
Inhabits jungles and rain forests of northeastern
SOLITARY TINAMOU: Tinamus solitarius
Photograph taken in Parque Nacional Iguazú, Provincia de Misiones.
RED-WINGED TINAMOU: Rynchotus rufescens
ORNATE TINAMOU: Nothoprocta ornata
Photograph taken in the prepuna jujeña.
BRUSHLAND TINAMOU: Nothoprocta cinerascens
It inhabits forests and shrub steppes
of central and northern Argentina.
ANDEAN TINAMOU: Nothoprocta pentlandii
Remember to N. cinerascens. Peak more curved, pinkish. Yellow legs. Hidden, surly. Inhabits mountain forests.
ANDEAN TINAMOU: Nothoprocta pentlandii pentlandii
Inhabits northwestern provinces, from Jujuy to Mendoza.
ANDEAN TINAMOU: Nothoprocta pentlandii doeringi
SPOTTED NOTHURA: Nothura maculosa
DARWIN´S NOTHURA: Nothura darwinii
ELEGANT CRESTED-TINAMOU: Eudromia elegans
We distinguish eight races in Argentina.
ELEGANT CRESTED-TINAMOU: Eudromia elegans patagonica
ELEGANT CRESTED-TINAMOU: Eudromia elegans intermedia
Dispatched by western Salta, Catamarca and Tucuman West.
Photograph taken in
Santa Cruz province.