Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Tinaminae
Genus: Nothocercus
Bonaparte, 1856[1]

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

Nothocercus is a genus of birds in the Tinamou family. Most of this family are flightless birds, with nothocerus being the exception, as they can fly, albeit, not too well.[2] This genus comprises three members of this South American family.

The species are:


  1. ^ Brands, S. (2008)
  2. ^ Davies, S. J. J. F. (2003)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Clements, J. (2007)


  • Brands, Sheila (Aug 14 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Genus Nothocercus". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved Feb 04 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  • Clements, James (2007). The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World (6 ed.). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978 0 8014 4501 9. 
  • Davies, S.J.J.F. (2003). "Tinamous". In Hutchins, Michael. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. 8 Birds I Tinamous and Ratites to Hoatzins (2 ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group. pp. 57–59. ISBN 0 7876 5784 0. 
  • ITIS

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