An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America


Tinamous are ground birds found in tropical Americaa, and are an ancient order of birds. It is said they are so sensitive to vibrations, that is is almost impossible to get close to one (unless you wait quietly).

Tawny-breasted Tinamou
Tawny-breasted Tinamou (Nothocercus julius)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
An Andean species rarely photographed.

Grey Tinamou
Grey Tinamou (Tinamus tao)
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador
A very large tinamou.

Cinereous Tinamou
Cinereous Tinamou (Crypturellus cinereus)
Villavicencio, Colombia
An Amazonian species.

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