Cinereous Tinamou

All tinamou are from the family Tinamidae, and in the larger scheme are also Ratites. Unlike other Ratites, Tinamous can fly, although in general, they are not strong fliers. All ratites evolved from prehistoric flying birds, and Tinamous are the closest living relative of these birds.

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The Cinereous Tinamou is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Cinereous Tinamou Crypturellus cinereus is a type of ground bird found in swamp and lowland forests in northern South America. Cinereous Tinamou’s have been around for many centuries. They are part of the oldest families of the world today, and have fossils discovered dating back tens of millions of years. Their quick reflex plays a role in their ability to survive. More

Aspects of the topic Cinereous tinamou are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * species of tinamou (in tinamou (bird order): Vocalizations) ...Crypturellus obsoletus)—astonishing because most relatives of the tinamous do not produce elaborate vocalizations—to the monosyllabic call of the cinereous tinamou (C. cinereus). More

Cinereous Tinamou Show machine tags (0) Hide machine tags (0) Additional Information All rights reserved Anyone can see this photo * * Taken with a Sony DCR-TRV530. More

The Cinereous Tinamou is a shy and secretive Tinamou. It is approximately 30 cm in length. It is recognized by its smoky-grey with reddish-brown crown and nape. Its dark phase is uniformly in sooty brown color. This species has a loud distinctive whistle heard mainly at dawn and dusk. Their whistles have a unique pitch and last almost two seconds between each whistle. Their whistles are mostly heard at dawn and dusk, and are monosyllabic. More

Cinereous TinamouBirds in Suriname = - Cinereous Tinamou Picture of a Cinereous Tinamou, made by Ward Vercruysse in the Peperpot plantation in Suriname in 2009. A rather grey bird, that is commonly heard in the rainforest and other forested places in Suriname, but seldomly seen. More

Order : Tinamiformes
Family : Tinamidae
Genus : Crypturellus
Species : cinereus
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)