Grey-legged Tinamou

All tinamou are from the family Tinamidae, and in the larger scheme are also Ratites. Unlike other Ratites, Tinamous can fly, although in general, they are not strong fliers. All ratites evolved from prehistoric flying birds, and Tinamous are the closest living relative of these birds.

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The Grey-legged Tinamou is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Grey-legged Tinamou, Crypturellus duidae, is a type of Tinamou commonly found in lowlands of dry shrubland or forests in subtropical and tropical regions of northern South America.. More

The Grey-legged Tinamou Crypturellus duidae is a type of Tinamou commonly found in lowlands of dry shrubland in subtropical and tropical regions up to 500 m altitude. It may also be found in moist forest habitats. This species is native to Macarena mountains and Orinoco-Negro white-sand forest, located at north-east Peru, north-west Brazil, southern Meta in Colombia and from Cano Cuao and Sanariapo to Cerro Duida in southern Venezuela. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 59,000 km. More

Order : Tinamiformes
Family : Tinamidae
Genus : Crypturellus
Species : duidae
Authority : Zimmer, 1938