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Eudromia elegans (Elegant Crested Tinamou)

Wikipedia Abstract

The elegant crested tinamou or martineta tinamou (Eudromia elegans) is a medium-sized tinamou that can be found in southern Chile and Argentina in shrubland.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 34.3837
EDGE Score: 3.56625


Adult Weight [1]  1.46 lbs (660 g)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  40 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  80 %
Clutch Size [4]  6
Incubation [3]  20 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
High Monte Argentina Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Magellanic subpolar forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Andean steppe Argentina, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bosques Petrificados Monumental Natural National Monument III 151218 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Laguna Blanca National Park II 19735 Neuquen, Argentina  
Los Alerces National Park II 463045 Chubut, Argentina  
Reserva Ecologica de Ñacuñan Ecological Reserve Ia   Argentina  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Dichroplus elongatus[3]
Dichroplus pratensis[3]
Erodium cicutarium (redstem)[3]
Lycium chilense[3]
Trimerotropis pallidipennis (pallid-winged grasshopper)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Diuca diuca (Common Diuca Finch)1
Nothoprocta ornata (Ornate Tinamou)1
Nothura darwinii (Darwin's Nothura)1
Octodon degus (Degus)1
Phrygilus fruticeti (Mourning Sierra Finch)1
Phrygilus gayi (Grey-hooded Sierra Finch)1
Zonotrichia capensis (Rufous-collared Sparrow)1


Parasitized by 
Eudromoxyura aspiculuris <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Birmingham Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Dallas World Aquarium
Denver Zoological Gardens
GaiaPark, Kerkrade Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John Ball Zoological Garden
Miami Metrozoo
Mulhouse Zoo
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Merveilleux
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Safari West
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Diego Wild Animal Parkelegans
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Toronto Zoo
Tracy Aviary
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Yokohama Zool. Gardens
Zoo de La Fleche
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt

Range Map

South America;


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Attributes / relations provided by
1Body mass and habitat correlates of song structure in a primitive group of birds, SARA BERTELLI and PABLO L. TUBARO, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2002, 77, 423–430
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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