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  • n. Plural form of tinamou.


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  • A sort of partridge peculiar to the Pampas, called tinamous; black wood-hens; a species of plover, called teru-teru; yellow rays, and waterfowl with magnificent green plumage, rose in coveys.

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  • They discovered the moa's closest relatives were small ground-dwelling birds called tinamous, which are still found in South America today, and which can just barely fly. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Ducks, geese, swans (Anatidae) and ostriches, kiwis and tinamous (Struthioniformes/ratites) all have penises.

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  • Other birds that stand out include the macaws Ara spp., tinamous Crypturellus spp., parrots Amazona spp. and Piona spp.

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  • Among the 469 birds found here with a restricted distribution are two endemics, Chiribiquete emeralds (Chlorostilbon olivaresi) and grey-legged tinamous (Crypturellus duidae).

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  • Herbert rightly gave them the name of tinamous, and it was resolved that they should be the first tenants of their future poultry-yard.

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  • The first were the two tinamous, which were not long in having a number of young ones; they had for companions half a dozen ducks, accustomed to the borders of the lake.

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  • Water-birds would prosper there as well as others, and the couple of tinamous taken in their last excursion would be the first to be domesticated.

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  • Frozen tinamous from Argentina were formerly sold in the United States under the name "South American quail."

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  • At the turn of the century, many tinamous were raised as game birds in France, England,

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