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Black Tinamou - BirdForum Opus

Tinamus osgoodi


Length 42cm
A large and very dark tinamou. Upperparts and breast black, throat and belly grey, undertail coverts cinnamon.


Known only from two small and isolated areas; in Huila in southern Colombia and Cuzco in Peru. Rare in both areas, particularly in Colombia. Resident.



There are two subspecies:

  • T. o. hershkovitzi:
  • T. o. osgoodi:
  • Andes of south-eastern Peru


Humid forest.


The diet includes fruit


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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