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Not sure what this is - possibly a Great Tinamou? A medium sized, greyish/brown bird with a plump body, a thin neck, biggish eyes and pointed beak. Very well camouflaged amongst the undergrowth. Spotted in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.


Thick woodland undergrowth.

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 weeks ago

At the glance, I would agree on Great Tinamou... colours fit (and its barred back), and I would say the size as well (but it's difficult to estimate on pics) - Great Tinamou is the size of hen, or small turkey. Little Tinamou is also accounted on Bird Checklist ( for the park; - but this one would have uniformly coloured back, and it's a half the size of Great, roughly the size of grouse... Other three species of Tinamou present in Costa Rica are not registered in the park.
Hope this helps,

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Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 19, 2020
Submitted on Mar 23, 2021

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