Tinamidae – Tinamous

Spotted Nothura (Nothura maculosa) ©©ArthurGrosset

Spotted Nothura (Nothura maculosa) ©©ArthurGrosset

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CLASS – AVES, Order – TINAMIFORMES, Family – Tinamidae – Tinamous

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Species (47)

Grey Tinamou (Tinamus tao) ©WikiC – Video
Solitary Tinamou (Tinamus solitarius) ©WikiC – Video
Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi) IBC
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major) ©WikiC – Video
White-throated Tinamou (Tinamus guttatus) ©WikiC- Video
Highland Tinamou (Nothocercus bonapartei)Video
Tawny-breasted Tinamou (Nothocercus julius) by BirdPhotos
Hooded Tinamou (Nothocercus nigrocapillus) Drawing ©WikiC – Video by Keith
Berlepsch’s Tinamou (Crypturellus berlepschi) WorldBirds
Cinereous Tinamou (Crypturellus cinereus) ©WikiC
Little Tinamou (Crypturellus soui) ©WikiC- Video
Tepui Tinamou (Crypturellus ptaritepui) Drawing Planetofbirds  – Video – IBC

Brown Tinamou (Crypturellus obsoletus) by Dario Sanches

Brown Tinamou (Crypturellus obsoletus) by Dario Sanches – Video
Undulated Tinamou (Crypturellus undulatus) ©©KHojo – Video
Pale-browed Tinamou (Crypturellus transfasciatus)
Brazilian Tinamou (Crypturellus strigulosus) ©WikiC
Grey-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae) ©WikiC
Red-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus erythropus) ©WikiC
Yellow-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus noctivagus) ©WikiC – Video
Black-capped Tinamou (Crypturellus atrocapillus)
Thicket Tinamou (Crypturellus cinnamomeus)Video
Slaty-breasted Tinamou (Crypturellus boucardi) ©campylopterus – Video
Choco Tinamou (Crypturellus kerriae) Drawing CollinsBirds
Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus)Video
Rusty Tinamou (Crypturellus brevirostris) Drawing CollinsBirds   
Bartlett’s Tinamou (Crypturellus bartletti) ©Drawing WikiC
Small-billed Tinamou (Crypturellus parvirostris)Video
Barred Tinamou (Crypturellus casiquiare) Drawing CollinsBirds
Tataupa Tinamou (Crypturellus tataupa)Video
____ (Crypturellus tataupa tataupa)
Red-winged Tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) ©WikiC – Video (Great)
Huayco Tinamou (Rhynchotus maculicollis) Drawing Oiseaux
Taczanowski’s Tinamou (Nothoprocta taczanowskii) Drawing CollinsBirds
Ornate Tinamou (Nothoprocta ornata) ©©AGrosset – Video
Chilean Tinamou (Nothoprocta perdicaria) ©©AGrosset – Video
Brushland Tinamou (Nothoprocta cinerascens)
Andean Tinamou (Nothoprocta pentlandii)  ©WikiC – Video
Curve-billed Tinamou (Nothoprocta curvirostris)
White-bellied Nothura (Nothura boraquira)Video
Lesser Nothura (Nothura minor) ©©
Darwin’s Nothura (Nothura darwinii)
Spotted Nothura (Nothura maculosa) by BirdPhotos – Video
____ (Nothura maculosa maculosa) by BirdPhotos
Chaco Nothura (Nothura chacoensis) Drawing POBirds
Dwarf Tinamou (Taoniscus nanus) ©WikiC
Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans) *LLABS* by Dan at Zoo Miami – Video
Quebracho Crested Tinamou (Eudromia formosa)
Puna Tinamou (Tinamotis pentlandii) ©WikiC
Patagonian Tinamou (Tinamotis ingoufi) ©WikiC – Video

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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Arthur Grosset’s Birds
Dario Sanches
Keith Blomerley-Videographer

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Tinamous are slender and compact birds with a small head and a short, slender bill that is downward curving. The smallest species, the Dwarf Tinamou, is about 43 g (1.5 oz) and 20 cm (7.9 in) long. The largest tinamou, the Gray Tinamou, weighs 2.3 kg (5.1 lb) and measures up to 53 cm (21 in) long. They have very small wings, but unlike other ratites, they can fly, albeit poorly. They have three forward-facing toes and fourth hind toe is higher and either retrogressed or absent. Their tail is short and sometimes hidden behind coverts and some tinamous have crests. Unlike other ratites, they have a preen gland. Plumage does not usually differ between sexes, but in a few species females are brighter.

Tinamous mainly eat small fruits and seeds off the ground or off of plants that are near the ground. They can jump 10 cm (3.9 in) to reach their food. They also will eat buds, blossoms, tender leaves and roots, insects and their larvae, worms, and mollusks. Small animals are eaten whole, whereas larger ones will be beaten against the ground or pecked. They use their bill and not their feet to sift through leaf litter and will even use it to sift through soil 2–3 cm (0.8–1.2 in) deep. (Wikipedia)

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