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Great Tinamou

(Tinamus major)

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Identification:

Large, thick-set bird, olive-brownish with darker bars; gray legs; very small tail; slender bill; to 45 cm (18 in). (Tinamú Grande, Gallina de Monte, Gongolona).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found usually on the ground, but rests in trees.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Great Tinamou (Tinamus major), Costa Rica