Nice Tinamou, Eerie Voice within the Jungle

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Nice Tinamou – Eerie Voice within the Jungle

Written by Bob Sundstrom
 
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[Great Tinamou song/call: https://www.xeno-canto.org/231236]

This eerie sound could be heard within the lowland jungle all through a lot of Central and South America. It’s the voice of a Nice Tinamou [pronounced TIN-uh-moo]. Secretive — and virtually unattainable to see — Nice Tinamous name early and late within the day. And their voices carry a protracted distance.

[Great Tinamou song/call: https://www.xeno-canto.org/231236]

Forty-seven species of tinamous stay within the American tropics. They’re chunky birds, with robust legs and smallish heads. Their our bodies resemble these of a quail or partridge, however they’re not associated. As a substitute, tinamous’ closest identified kinfolk are enormous, extinct, flightless birds of New Zealand. 

Their brief wings can get them off the bottom for transient flights. However principally, tinamous spend all their time on the bottom, the place they stroll briskly and may even dash for a brief distance.

Tinamous eat vegetation, bugs, worms, snails and small vertebrates like frogs. Males construct and defend nests and have a tendency the younger, whereas females roam about and mate with a number of males. Their eggs are like extremely polished jewels, ranging in colour from good crimson to yellow-green, purple, blue-green and black.

But it surely’s that voice that units it aside…

[Great Tinamou song/call: https://www.xeno-canto.org/231236]

For BirdNote, I’m Mary McCann.
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Bird sounds courtesy of Xeno-Canto. Recorded by P. Boesman.
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© 2020 BirdNote   March 2020/2022   Narrator: Mary McCann

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