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Tina Who?

The Tinamou from Johann & Tinamou. Not sure what species this is, there are 49 species in some 9 genera of this ancient bird family. Sadly all are on the IUCN Redlist. Tinamou's closest reltion are the Emus and Kiwis. An inhabitant of the South American Tropical Lowlands the Tinamou eat mostly insects and berries.


If/as I learn more about this bird I will add it here.



Thanks to WeeWillieWinkies (See comments below ) This bird has been identified as the Elegnt Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans). Even more WeeWillie thinks this is from the Western Argentina Population making it subspecies or race albida. There are 10 populations of Eudromia elegans that are recognized as separate subspecies.


IUCN Redlist:

All 49 Tinamou species are listed including 2 species as Critcally

Endangered (less than 50 individuals left in the wild)

Eudromia elegans is listed as Least Concern, but no

quantified data about individual subspecies is given or available.


CITES: Only Tinamus solitarius is listed in CITES, it is listed as Appendix 1


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Taken on March 6, 2006