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Photo © by Stanley Jones
Reserva Arena Blanca. San Martín, Peru, January, 2017
Crypturellus cinereus


29–32 cm (11½-12½ in)
Mainly smoky-grey with reddish-brown crown and nape. Dark phase is uniformly sooty brown.


South America: found in eastern Colombia, southern Venezuela and the Guianas south across Amazonian Brazil to eastern Peru and northern Bolivia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Rainforest, woodland and wooded savanna.


Shy and secretive, best located by distinctive whistling call heard mainly at dawn and dusk.


Their main diet consists of berries, fruits and seeds, with the addition of insects, particularly ants, mole-crickets and shield bugs.




A loud penetrating whistle heard at dawn and dusk.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Aug 2018)

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