Chaco Nothura (Nothura chacoensis)

Chaco Nothura

[order] TINAMIFORMES | [family] Tinamidae | [latin] Nothura chacoensis | [authority] Conover, 1937 | [UK] Chaco Nothura | [FR] Tinamou du chaco | [DE] Chaco-Steisshuhn | [ES] Tinamu del Paramo | [NL] Chaconothura


Monotypic species


Tinamous are paleognaths related to the flightless ratites. They are probably close in appearance to the flying ancestors of the ratites. Unlike other Ratites, Tinamous can fly, although in general, they are not strong fliers. Nothura is a genus of birds in the tinamou family. This genus comprises five members of this South American family.

Physical charateristics

Neck less obvious speckled than other nothura’s. Unpderarts pale and more uniform ochre-buff.

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size min.: 23 cm size max.: 25 cm
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broods: 0   eggs min.: 0  
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South America : Northwest Paraguay, Northcentral Argentina


Dry grasslands with thornbush thickets. Also seen in open woodland.


No data

Feeding habits

No data


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Chaco Nothura status Least Concern


Sedentary in all of its range, but not well known

Distribution map

Chaco Nothura distribution range map

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