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Grey Tinamou

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The Grey Tinamou (Tinamus tao) is a type of ground bird found throughout most of the Amazon south of the Amazon river, with more localized populations along the east Andean slopes, northern Colombia, northern Venezuela, and Guyana.

In most of its range it is essentially restricted to humid lowland forests, but in the northern and far western parts of its range it mainly occurs in highlands. As most other tinamous, its song is commonly heard, but it is shy and only infrequently seen.

With a total length of 46 cm (18 in) it is among the largest tinamous. As suggested by its name, it is overall grey. The back, head and crissum are barred blackish.


Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

External links

BirdLife Species Factsheet

IUCN Red List

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