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Illustration of Nothocercus nigrocapillus (hooded tinamou) by Joseph Smit, 1895
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Tinaminae
Genus: Nothocercus
Bonaparte, 1856

Nothocercus bonapartei
Highland tinamou
Nothocercus julius
Tawny-breasted tinamou
Nothocercus nigrocapillus
Hooded tinamou

Nothocercus is a genus of birds in the tinamou family. This genus comprises three species of this South American family.

The species are:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Clements, J. (2007)


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