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(tĭn`əmo͞o), common name for a South American game bird related to the ostrich. It is protectively colored in browns and grays. The females are the aggressors in courtship, and the males incubate the colorful eggs and rear the young. Their flesh is delicious; attempts have been made to introduce them in North America. Although similar in appearance to partridges, tinamous are not related to them. Tinamous are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Tinamiformes, family Tinamidae.
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To further characterize ETHBV, we confirmed infection in the liver using an in situ hybridization protocol (8) in an adult and embryo tinamou (Figure, panel B).
This finding was in accordance with the observations of many authors (Aitken, 1958; Suganuma et al., 1981; Inforzato and Sasso, 1985; Pastor et al., 1988 and Selvan et al., 2008); except Chikilian and Speroni (1996) who reported that acidic mucins was present all the components of the gizzard of tinamou. It has been speculated that the function of the glands of gizzard was to form the cuticula, which replaced the defense function as the mucins in the proventriculus.
BRENNAN, P.L.R., 2004.--Techniques for studying the behavioral ecology of forest-dwelling tinamous (Tinamidae).
Thirty-nine responded to the general category of birds, 49 were asked about the Nicobar Pigeon, 60 were asked about the Taveta Golden Weaver, 44 were asked about the Crested Tinamou, and 50 were asked about the Great Hornbill.
1, but this could also be explained by the fact that 8 of the 14 lines had the highly acid soil resistant line Tinamou as a parent in their pedigree.
A terrestrial grouse-sized bird related to the Emu, the Magdalena tinamou is among the most endangered taxa in the world--it has been identified from just two specimens collected in northern Colombia in 1786 and 1943 and was last seen on the western slope of Colombia's East Andes 60 years ago.
At Cocha Cashu, for example, there are no less than six species of Crypturellus tinamous, six species of Ara parrots, five species of Xiphorhynchus woodcreepers, four species of Philydor foliage gleaner, and eight species of Myrmotherula antwren (Terborgh et al.
Two more times the spotted tinamou walked off, not unusual for this species, but then the bird stayed tight.
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