Birds of Panama

    TINAMIFORMES: Tinamidae (Tinamous)  
Genus: Tinamus (1 species, 5 worldwide)

Genus Tinamus are large forest-based tinamous. Tinamus tinamous, unlike others, sleep on a low branch (ProAves).

Great Tinamou
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major fuscipennis)
Tirimbina, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large tinamou found in healthy forests up to 1500m. Note dark spots on light colored body. Sounds like Little Tinamou but with less flutter in song.
At night on a branch.

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