Brazilian Tinamou (Crypturellus strigulosus)

The Brazilian Tinamou is a bird native to South America, specifically Brazil. It is a ground-dwelling bird that belongs to the family Tinamidae. The species is known scientifically as Crypturellus obsoletus, and it is also sometimes referred to as the Chocolate-winged tinamou.

The Brazilian Tinamou is medium-sized, with a length of about 26-28 cm. They have a brownish-gray body with speckles of black and white on its feathers. Its wings are chocolate brown, while its undertail coverts are white. The bird also has a fleshy area above its nostrils which makes it stand out compared to other birds.

This bird species is popular for its distinctive call which sounds like “kri-kre kri-kre”. The Brazilian tinamou is usually active in the early morning and late afternoon, and spends most of the day foraging on the ground for berries, seeds, and insects. They are shy and elusive birds, which makes it difficult to spot them in the wild.

The Brazilian Tinamou is oviparous and it lays eggs in a nest on the ground. The female usually lays between three to five speckled eggs. The eggs tell a different story as they are large, speckled, and polished pearls. The male bird is always nearby to guard and defend the nest against potential predators.

Sadly, the Brazilian Tinamou bird species have faced some threats to its existence. Their habitat has been destroyed and fragmented due to deforestation, urbanization, and agriculture. They are also hunted for their meat and feathers. Due to these threats, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified the species as Vulnerable. This classification means that they face a high risk of becoming extinct in the wild.

In conclusion, the Brazilian Tinamou bird is a beautiful and interesting species that live on the earth. However, their survival as a species is in jeopardy due to human activities. It is important that we work towards preserving their habitat and protect them from hunting to ensure they can continue to thrive in the wild.

Other names

Crypturellus strigulosus



Brazilian Tinamou

tinamú del Brasil



brazilski tinamu

tinama brazilská

Brasiliansk Tinamu

Braziliaanse Tinamoe


Tinamou oariana


Tinamo del Brasile


brazilinis tinamas


kusacz rdzawoszyi


Красногорлый криптуреллус

Brazilski tinamu

tinama nížinná

Tinamú brasileño


Brezilya Tinamusu

татаупа бразильський


brazil tinamu