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Red-winged Tinamou

Rhynchotus rufescens

Description:

About 1 foot tall with red and black feathers.

Habitat:

Sub-tropical rainforest.

Notes:

Really loud squawking.

1 species ID suggestions

lori.tas
lori.tas 3 years ago
Red-winged Tinamou
Rhynchotus rufescens Red-winged Tinamou

4 Comments

peter
peter 3 years ago

It's crazy to think this little guy is in the same family as his much bigger brothers and sisters. Way cool!

lori.tas
lori.tas 3 years ago

No problem Peter. I like ratites (although our Emu are pretty scary up-close), and I knew I'd seen photos of this bird before. Tinamous are "parked" in a transitional stage between flighted and flightless, and therefore the most like all ratites' common ancestor. Cool, huh?

peter
peter 3 years ago

That's definitely the one! Thanks Lori :)

lori.tas
lori.tas 3 years ago

Most likely one of the Tinamous anyway. Here's a better image if a Red-winged: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebske/2932...

Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil

Lat: -25.61, Long: -54.48

Spotted on Sep 25, 2010
Submitted on Feb 5, 2011

Spotted for mission

Reference

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