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
  A large tinamou.

Black Tinamou
Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi hershkovitzi) Vulnerable
Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia  

A large tinamou found very locally in south Peru and a few sites in Ecuador and Colombia.
Alt. photo.

Grey Tinamou
Grey Tinamou (Tinamus tao kleei) Vulnerable
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador  

A large, uncommon tinamou.

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Experimental sites:       Guyana       Peru       Nicaragua       Venezuela
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