Un Tinamú canelo en los andadores del parque
Heard calling on bird survey during cloud forest hike in Jama-Coaque Ecological Reserve. ID confirmed by Mike Ellis.
first spotted off the trail in the undergrowth, this Tinamou later crossed the trail at very close range--the first time I've ever seen (as opposed to heard) a Tinamou
Tinamous form an order (Tinamiformes) comprising a single family, with two distinct subfamilies, containing 47 species of birds found in Mexico, Central America, and South America. The word "tinamou" comes from the Galibi term for these birds, tinamu. One of the most ancient living groups of bird, they are most closely related to the flightless ratites and first appear in the fossil record in the Miocene epoch. They are generally sedentary, ground dwelling and, though not...