Huayco Tinamou

All tinamous 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 Huayco 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 Huayco Tinamou, Rhynchotus maculicollis, is a species of bird found on grassy mountain ridges in the Andes of Bolivia and Argentina. More

* Huayco Tinamou, Rhynchotus maculicollis * Genus: Nothoprocta * Taczanowski's Tinamou, Nothoprocta taczanowskii * Ornate Tinamou, Nothoprocta ornata * N. o. ornata * N. o. More

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Huayco Tinamou is a highland form found above cloud forest in humid grassland. =Taxonomy= =Taxonomy= =Subspecies= =Subspecies= - Subspecies ''catingae'' occurs in central Brazil, nominate race from Peru east to north-east Brazil and south to Uruguay, ''pallescens'' in northern Argentina, and ''maculicollis'' in west and south Bolivia and eastern Argentina. More

Huayco Tinamou Rhynchotus maculicollis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Stamps showing Huayco Tinamou Rhynchotus maculicollis Huayco Tinamou Rhynchotus maculicollis Distribution map for Huayco Tinamou, range 1.008 Huayco Tinamou IOC v2.4: 31 Links will open countrypage in new window - Argentina 06.02. More

Huayco Tinamou Rhynchotus maculicollis calling Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui calling Brown Tinamou Crypturellus obsoletus calling Undulated Tinamou Crypturellus undulatus calling MORE IMAGES: Tinamou Tinamou RECENT LITERATURE: Ausio, J., J. T. Soley, W. Burger, J. D. Lewis, D. Barreda, and K. M. Cheng. 1999. The histidine-rich protamine from ostrich and tinamou sperm. A link between reptile and bird protamines. Biochemistry. 38 (1): 180-184. More

Huayco Tinamou Rhynchotus maculicollis Taczanowski's Tinamou Nothoprocta taczanowskii Ornate Tinamou Nothoprocta ornata Chilean Tinamou Nothoprocta perdicaria Brushland Tinamou Nothoprocta cinerascens Andean Tinamou Nothoprocta pentlandii Curve-billed Tinamou Nothoprocta curvirostris White-bellied Nothura Nothura boraquira Lesser Nothura Nothura minor Darwin's Nothura Nothura darwinii Spotted Nothura Nothura maculosa Chaco Nothura Nothura chacoensis Dwarf Tinamou Taoniscus nanus Elegant Crested Tinamou Eudromia elegans Quebracho More

The Huayco Tinamou (Rhynchotus maculicollis) is a type of Tinamou found on grassy mountain ridges from 1000 m to 3300 m altitude. This species is native to Bolivia and Argentina with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 114,000 km. The status of this species is evaluated as Least Concern by BirdLife International. Previously, it was considered a subspecies of the Red-winged Tinamou, but its head and neck are streaked and spotted black, and it has a different song. More

Huayco Tinamou Rhynchotus maculicollis Gray 1867 Bolivia; nw Argentina. More

Order : Tinamiformes
Family : Tinamidae
Genus : Rhynchotus
Species : maculicollis
Authority : G.R. Gray, 1867