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Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)

Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)

Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)



Great Tinamou (Tinamus major) Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)

Class: Aves
Family: Tinamidae
Common Name: Great Tinamou
Genus: Tinamus
Species Name: major

About The Great Tinamou

Tinamus major has a wide distribution within the Neotropics, with 12 recognised subspecies. Subspecies robustus occurs in south-east Mexico, east Guatemala and Honduras, overlapping with percautus, also occuring in south-east Mexico as well as north Guatemala and Belize. Subspecies fuscipennis ranges from north Nicaragua through Costa Rica to west Panama, overlapping with castaneiceps which occurs in south-west Costa Rica and west Panama. Subspecies brunneiventris is endemic to south-central Panama. Subspecies saturatus occurs in east Panama and north-west Colombia. Subspecies latifrons is distributed in south-west Colombia and west Ecuador, where it is uncommon to rare (del Hoyo et al. 1992, Restall et al. 2006). Subspecies zuliensis occurs in north-east Colombia and north Venezuela. Subspecies peruvianus ranges from south-east Colombia and east Ecuador through Peru to north-east Bolivia and extreme west Brazil. Subspecies serratus is endemic to north-west Brazil. The nominate subspecies major ranges from east Venezuela through Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana to north-east Brazil (del Hoyo et al. 1992); this taxon is abundant where forest is intact (Restall et al. 2006). Subspecies olivascens occurs in Amazonian Brazil (del Hoyo et al. 1992).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Tinamus major. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

Trips Where Observed

Ecuador
Mexico to Panama
Panama

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Ecuador
North America
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Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
11/12/2006
We would never have seen it in the dense jungle without the help of Domingo. Very well hidden in the dense brush.

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