Tinamus osgoodi hershkovitzi Black, 1953:199

Huila black tinamou



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1976 (Hilty & Brown, 1986)

Rediscovered in 11 December 2008 (Brinkhuizen & Córdova Saeteros, 2011)

IUCN RedList status: Mentioned but not evaluated



Huila, Colombia and Ecuador


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Blake, E. R. A. (1953). Colombian race of Tinamus osgoodi. Feldiana Zoologica 34: 199-200.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Tinamus osgoodi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. ( Downloaded on 03 August 2014.

BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Tinamus osgoodi. Downloaded from on 03/08/2014.

Brinkhuizen, D. M. and Córdova Saeteros, M. L. (2011). First photographs of Black Tinamou Tinamus osgoodi in Ecuador with notes on subspecific identity and occurrence. Cotinga 33: 85-86.

Hilty, S. L. and Brown, W. L. (1986). A guide to the birds of Colombia. Princeton University Press, Princeton.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Negret, Pablo Jose, Garzon, Oscar, Stevenson, Pablo R. and Laverde-R., Oscar. (2015). New ecological information for the Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi hershkovitzi). The Auk: Ornithological Advances 132(3): 533-539.

Negret, Pablo Jose and Laverde-R., Oscar. (2015). The enigmatic Black Tinamou: Do distribution, climate, and vocalizations reveal more than one species? The Auk 132(1): 132-139.

Pitman, N., D. Moskovits, W. Alverson, and R. Borman (2002). Rapid Biological Inventories: 03 – Ecuador: Serranias Cofán–Bermejo, Sinangoe. The Field Museum, Chicago.


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