23 May, 2011

Great Tinamou

Scientific Name: Tinamus major

Range / Habitat: Year-round in tropical lowland, moist, mature forest throughout southern Mexico, Central America, northern South America.

Field Notes: Medium-sized plump terrestrial bird with small head and essentially no tail. Overall brownish / grey with dark barring posteriorly. Grey legs. Distinctive call.

Personal Notes: Seen at Carara National Park, Costa Rica.

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