Sunday Inspiration – Beginning of the Bird Orders – Tinamiformes

Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans) Cloud Forest at Zoo Miami by Lee

Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans) Cloud Forest at Zoo Miami by Lee

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 KJV)

We have finished up all the Passeriformes and reviewed them here with the Sunday Inspirations. That only took from February 1st of 2015 to September 25th of 2016. Of the forty orders of birds in the world, Passeriformes was the last and largest of the orders taxonomically. Today, we are going to start at the first of the bird orders. Not to panic, there is only one family in this order. We will cover it today.

Dan and I have only seen one member of this order and that was at Zoo Miami, FL

Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans) by Dan at Zoo Miami

Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans) by Dan at Zoo Miami

“Tinamiformes is a taxonomic order of birds that are also known as Tinamou. The order is represented by only one Family Tinamidae, which consists of 47 species in 9 genera. They are short-legged, little-headed and plump-bodied. They prefer to run rather than fly to avoid danger.

The Tinamous are found only in Central and South America. They are related to the ratites (Ostriches and Rheas). Generally ground dwelling, they are found in a range of habitats from woodlands to open grassland. They prefer eating a diet of berries and seeds off the ground. They also consume insects and small animals.” (CreationWiki)

As you will notice the Tinamou are not very colorful and that is mostly because of how they live. They are very well designed by their Creator to sulk along in the underbrush.

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:21 KJV) Emphasis added

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Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. (Genesis 8:16-17 KJV)

“Praise Medley” by ©The Hyssongs


More Sunday Inspirations

Birds of the World – Tinamidae – Tinamous 

Hooded Tinamou

CreationWiki – Tinamous


Tinamidae Family – Our Photos

Tinamidae – Tinamous Family

An Initial Estimate of Avian Ark Kinds

Evolution Made Ridiculous Flightless Birds Over and Over – If you want to some actual truth, but you need to read around the evolution part. You can see the Creator at work.


2 thoughts on “Sunday Inspiration – Beginning of the Bird Orders – Tinamiformes

  1. Tinamou are another example of how God chose to make birds that don’t fly in the world’s present climate conditions. However, before the global Flood, when air was (apparently) denser and higher in oxygen concentration, maybe they did. Regardless, they do a fine job of honoring God without using their wings to fly. Regarding flightless birds, who use feathers for functions other than flying, see Dr. Tim Clarey’s article posted at .

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