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Oct 07 2011

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Black-capped Tinamou (Crypturellus atrocapillus)

Black-capped Tinamou

[order] TINAMIFORMES | [family] Tinamidae | [latin] Crypturellus atrocapillus | [authority] Tschudi, 1844 | [UK] Black-capped Tinamou | [FR] Tinamou a calotte noire | [DE] Schwarzkappen-Tinamu | [ES] Tinamu Capirotado | [NL] Zwartkoptinamoe

Subspecies

Monotypic species

Genus

The tinamous of the genus Crypturellus are usually notoriously difficult to see. Most species of this family are polygamous, with the smaller males performing the domestic tasks and the eggs are beautifully coloured. Tinamous exhibit exclusive male parental care. This type of care is rarely found in birds and only in tinamous is present in all species of the order. In polygynandrous species, males accumulate eggs from several females in at least two different ways: in some species females form stable groups and cooperate to lay the clutch for a male, sometimes even laying replacement clutches together. In other species, multiple females lay eggs in a nest, but they
do not form associations or travel together before or after being attracted by the male.

Physical charateristics

Brown above, mottled and barred blackish, throat and neck rufescent, breast dark grey, remainder of underparts cinnamon to buff. Cap blackish. Female more heavily barred above. Legs pinkish to bright red

Listen to the sound of Black-capped Tinamou

[audio:http://www.planetofbirds.com/MASTER/TINAMIFORMES/Tinamidae/sounds/Black-capped Tinamou.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto


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Range

South America : Peru, Bolivia

Habitat

Deciduous tropical forest. Favours shrubs and grass.

Reproduction

No data

Feeding habits

No data

Conservation

This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Black-capped Tinamou status Least Concern

Migration

Sedentary in all of its range, but not well known

Distribution map

Black-capped Tinamou distribution range map

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