Taczanowski's Tinamou (Nothoprocta taczanowskii)

The Taczanowski's Tinamou, known scientifically as Nothoprocta taczanowskii, is a bird species that belongs to the family Tinamidae. It is a large ground-dwelling bird that is primarily found in the Andes of South America, where it is distributed throughout Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

The Taczanowski's Tinamou typically inhabits high-altitude grasslands, puna, and paramo habitats, which have grasses, shrubs, and low-growing plants. They feed on a variety of fruits, seeds, and insects that are available in their habitat, and their diet changes seasonally depending on the availability of food.

These birds are quite large, typically measuring up to 40 cm in length and weighing anywhere between 500g to 1kg. They have brownish-black plumage with white spots on their wings and back, making them appear well-camouflaged in their habitat.

Unfortunately, like many other bird species, the Taczanowski's Tinamou is currently facing threats to its population. Hunting by humans, habitat destruction, and predation by domestic cats and dogs, have all contributed to the decline in their numbers. In addition, climate change has also been identified as a potential threat to the species, as it is likely to affect the availability of food and their habitat.

Conservation efforts that aim to protect the habitats of this species and raise awareness about the threats they face are essential for the survival of the Taczanowski's Tinamou. This includes targeted protection of their habitats, strict enforcement of hunting laws, and education programs to involve local communities in the conservation of these magnificent birds. By preserving the habitat and protecting these birds, we can help to ensure that this species continues to thrive in the Andean region for generations to come.

Other names

Nothoprocta taczanowskii



Taczanowski's Tinamou

tinamú de Taczanowski



krivokljuni tinamu

tinama Taczanowského

Stor Bjergtinamu

Taczanowski's Tinamoe


Tinamou de Taczanowski


Tinamo di Taczanowski


Tačanovskio stepinis tinamas


kusacz Taczanowskiego


Степной тинаму Тачановского

Tačanovskijev tinamu

inambu pasienkový

Tinamú de Taczanowski


Taczanowski Tinamusu

інамбу перуанський

peruu mägitinamu