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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Tinamidae.


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  • They include the harpy eagle Harpia harpyja, the largest raptor in South America, the savanna hawk Buteogallus meridionalis, the jabiru Jabiru mycteria, a large water bird; and the great tinamou, Tinamus major a large land bird.

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • The CSNR is known to contain more than 400 of Suriname's known bird species, including Scarlet, Red-and-Green and Blue-and-Gold Macaws, (Ara macao, Ara chloroptera, Ara ararauna); Great Tinamou (Tinamus major), Black Curassow (Crax alector) the Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola rupicola) and the Harpy Eagle.

    Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Suriname

  • Larger species that have been nearly extirpated in the ecoregion owing to fragmentation and hunting include Tinamus major, Harpia harpyja, Penelope purpurascens, Crax rubra, and Ara ambigua.

    Western Ecuador moist forests

  • Two species of Tinamus and Eudromia elegans of A. d'Orbigny, which can only be called a partridge with regard to its habits.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • One species, the great tinamou (Tinamus major), has been called

    5 Chicken

  • Two species of Tinamus, and Eudromia elegans of A. d’Orbigny, which can only be called a partridge with regard to its habits.

    Chapter VI

  • Mountain hens (species of Tinamus) were not uncommon, about the size of a plump fowl, and tasting like a pheasant.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • (Tinamus sp.) which whirred off amongst the bushes.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • Tinamus spp.), six macaws (Ara spp.), many parakeets (Paratinga spp.,

    Madeira-Tapajós moist forests

  • Tinamus spp.), seven macaws (Ara spp.) including hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) which live in few other places, many parakeets (Paratinga spp.,

    Tapajós-Xingu moist forests


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