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Rhynchotus rufescens (Red-winged Tinamou)

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-winged tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) is a medium-sized ground-living bird from central and eastern South America. Other common names for the species include perdiz grande, rufous tinamou, and ynambu.
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Rhynchotus rufescens rufescens (Red-winged tinamou) (Attributes)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 22.47
EDGE Score: 3.15572


Adult Weight [1]  1.861 lbs (844 g)
Female Weight [1]  1.953 lbs (886 g)
Male Weight [1]  1.77 lbs (803 g)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  10.3 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %
Diet - Plants [2]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  30 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  80 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Incubation [3]  20 days


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Oryza sativa (rice)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Parasitized by 
Heterakis gallinarum[6]
Odontoterakis alata <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Parc Merveilleux
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Parque Ornitologico de Lourosa
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava

Range Map


South America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Davies, SJJF (2002) Ratites and Tinamous: Tinamidae, Rheidae, Dromaiidae, Casuariidae, Apterygidae, Struthionidae (Bird Families of the World). Oxford University Press, Oxford
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
5Penha, J. M. F. (1995). Alimentaçao de Rhynchotus rufescens na serra de Sao Vicente, municıpio de Santo Antônio de Leverger, Mato Grosso (Tinamiformes: Tinamidae). Ararajuba, 3, 55-56.
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License