Tinamus osgoodi Conover, 1949, Curzo, Peru. Two subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Tinamou noir; German: Schwartztinamu; Spanish: Tinamъ Negro.
17 in (43 cm). Females are slightly larger. Sooty brown belly; vent is chestnut with black speckling.
Known only from two restricted and widely separated localities— the upper Magdalena valley in southern Colombia (subspecies T. o. hershkovitzi) and the Marcapata valley in southeastern Peru (T. o. osgoodi).
Humid, high-altitude tropical forest, 5,000–7,000 ft (1,500–2,100 m), where epiphytes, tree ferns, bromeliads, and moss abound.
The call is a simple, descending whistle.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
The only nest found was on the ground and contained two glossy blue eggs.
Vulnerable. Threatened by habitat destruction.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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