Birds of Colombia

TINAMOU | TINAMÚ

ORDER: TINAMIFORMES

FAMILY: TINAMIDAE

Difficult to see in the  dense forest. Eggs are colored blue, pink, green or brownish. their nests are found at the base of big trees. There are 17 species of Tinamous and they are rarely seen and enigmatic. They are found mostly In the southern and oriental region of Colombia. Some species are almost endemic.

Muy difíciles de observar en bosques densos. Huevos azules, verdes,  rosados o color bronce.  Nidan en la base de árboles grandes. Existen 17 especies de Tinamús. Son poco comunes y enigmáticas. Habitan en la región sur y oriental de Colombia. Algunas especies son casi endémicas

GREAT TINAMOU

Name in Spanish: Tinamú grande

Size/Tamaño: 17 in | 44 cm  
Location: Lowlands of East Colombia and foothill forested areas in east Andes mountains.
Altura: <1600 m
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Great tinamou, tinamú grande

Tinamus major

MALE ♂︎

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Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Nothocercus julius Tinamú Leonado Tawny-breasted Tinamou
Nothocercus bonapartei Tinamú Montañero Highland Tinamou
Tinamus tao Tinamú Gris Gray Tinamou
Tinamus osgoodi Tinamú Negro Black Tinamou
Tinamus guttatus Tinamú Gorgiblanco White-throated Tinamou
Crypturellus berlepschi Tinamú de Berlepsch Berlepsch’s Tinamou
Crypturellus cinereus Tinamú Cenizo Cinereous Tinamou
Crypturellus soui Tinamú Chico Little Tinamou
Crypturellus obsoletus Tinamú Pardo Brown Tinamou
Crypturellus undulatus Tinamú Ondulado Undulated Tinamou
Crypturellus duidae Tinamú Patigrís Gray-legged Tinamou
Crypturellus erythropus Tinamú Patirrojo Red-legged Tinamou
Crypturellus kerriae Tinamú del Chocó Choco Tinamou
Crypturellus variegatus Tinamú Variegado Variegated Tinamou
Crypturellus brevirostris Tinamú Ferruginoso Rusty Tinamou
Crypturellus casiquiare Tinamú Barrado Barred Tinamou