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The birds of South America (1912) (14755656965).jpg
Thinocorus orbignyianus and Thinocorus rumicivorus from The birds of South America
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Thinocoridae
Genus: Thinocorus
Eschscholtz, 1829

Thinocorus is a genus of seedsnipe, a South American family of small gregarious waders which have adapted to a vegetarian diet.

These birds look superficially like partridges in structure and bill shape. They have short legs and long wings. Their 2 or 3 eggs are laid in a shallow scrape on the ground.

Thinocorus contains the smaller two of the four seedsnipe species.


Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Grey-breasted Seedsnipe.jpg Grey-breasted seedsnipe Thinocorus orbignyanus Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.
Least Seedsnipe (Thinocorus rumicivorus) (9499598312).jpg Least seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.


  • Shorebirds by Hayman, Marchant and Prater ISBN 0-395-60237-8