Tepui 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.

The Tepui 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 Tepui Tinamou Crypturellus ptaritepui is a type of ground bird found in montane moist forest on tepuis, in southeastern Venezuela. More

Order : Tinamiformes
Family : Tinamidae
Genus : Crypturellus
Species : ptaritepui
Authority : Zimmer & Phelps, 1945