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DWARF TINAMOU (Taoniscus nanus) also known as the least tinamou; is a small, superficially partridge-like bird with short tail and wings.16 cm long. It is greyish-brown with a pale throat, boldly patterned neck and upper parts, and it has brown-barred buff underparts and a blackish crown. Some individuals are significantly darker and greyer than others, but it remains unclear if these plumage variations are morphs or differences between the sexes. The iris and legs are dull yellowish.