Taczanowski's 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 Taczanowski's Tinamou is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Taczanowski's Tinamou, Nothoprocta taczanowskii, is a type of ground bird found in the eastern Andes in Peru; Junín, Cuzco, Apurímac, Ayacucho, and Puno Regions. More

Taczanowski's Tinamou is a dark, and finely-marked tinamou. Its head grey and neck with blackish crown and face markings with pale greyish buff throat. Its upperparts dusky with thin, buff stripes and inconspicuous brown barring with black and buff mottling on wing-coverts. It has tawny flight feathers, barred blackish. Its breast grey with buffy spots bordered black. Rest of underparts buff, barred dusky with long, blackish, curved bill. The young is generally richer in brown color. More

Order : Tinamiformes
Family : Tinamidae
Genus : Nothoprocta
Species : taczanowskii
Authority : Sclater & Salvin, 1875