Birds of Colombia

    TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae (Tinamous)  
Genus: Tinamus (4 species, 5 worldwide)

Genus Tinamus are large forest-based tinamous. Tinamus tinamous, unlike others, sleep on a low branch (ProAves).


White-throated Tinamou
White-throated Tinamou (Tinamus guttatus) Near Threatened
Madre de Dios, Peru  
   
Photograph by Sylvère Corre   © All Rights Reserved.


Great Tinamou
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major fuscipennis) Near Threatened
Tirimbina, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large tinamou found in healthy forests up to 1500m. Note dark spots on light colored body. Sounds like Little Tinamou but with less flutter in song.

Black Tinamou
Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi hershkovitzi) Vulnerable
Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large tinamou found very locally in south Peru, and a few sites in Ecuador and Colombia on the eastern Andean slope.
Alt. photo

Grey Tinamou
Grey Tinamou (Tinamus tao kleei) Vulnerable
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large, uncommon tinamou.


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