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SPECIES INFO

The Chaco Nothura, Nothura chacoensis, is a type of Tinamou commonly found in brushland in Argentina and Paraguay.

Description

The Chaco Nothura is approximately 24 cm (9.4 in) in length. The species is similar to Spotted Nothura but paler and buffier overall.

Range and habitat

The Chaco Nothura inhabitats subtropical and tropical brushland up to 500 m (1,600 ft) in altitude. This species is native to the chaco of northwestern Paraguay and north central Argentina in South America.

Taxonomy

All Tinamou are from the family Tinamidae, and in the larger scheme are also Ratites. Unlike other Ratites, Tinamous can fly, although in general, they are not strong fliers. All ratites evolved from prehistoric flying birds, and Tinamous are the closest living relative of these birds.

Conservation

The IUCN classifies this Tinamou as Least Concern, with an occurrence range of 110,000 km2 (42,000 sq mi).





                                     



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