Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Little Tinamou (Crypturellus soui) - HBW 1, p. 128

French: Tinamou soui German: Brauntinamu Spanish: Tinamú Chico
Other common names: Pileated Tinamou

Taxonomy: Tinamus soui Hermann, 1783, Cayenne.
Fourteen subspecies recognized, several of which are clearly transitional.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • meserythrus (P. L. Sclater, 1859) - S Mexico, Belize to SE Nicaragua.
  • modestus (Cabanis, 1869) - Costa Rica, W Panama.
  • capnodes Wetmore, 1963 - NW Panama.

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  • meserythrus (P. L. Sclater, 1859) - S Mexico, Belize to SE Nicaragua.
  • modestus (Cabanis, 1869) - Costa Rica, W Panama.
  • capnodes Wetmore, 1963 - NW Panama.
  • poliocephalus (Aldrich, 1937) - W & C Panama.
  • panamensis (Carriker, 1910) - C & E Panama.
  • harterti (Brabourne & Chubb, 1914) - W Colombia, W Ecuador.
  • caucae (Chapman, 1912) - NC Colombia.
  • mustelinus (Bangs, 1905) - NE Colombia, NW Venezuela.
  • andrei (Brabourne & Chubb, 1914) - NE Venezuela, Trinidad.
  • soui (Hermann, 1783) - E Colombia to the Guianas and NE Brazil.
  • caquetae (Chapman, 1915) - SE Colombia.
  • nigriceps (Chapman, 1923) - E Ecuador, NE Peru.
  • inconspicuus Carriker, 1935 - C & E Peru to E Bolivia.
  • albigularis (Brabourne & Chubb, 1914) - N & E Brazil.