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tinamou

(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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KY977507) from another tinamou from the same flock by deep sequencing; this genome showed 99.
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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.
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Two more times the spotted tinamou walked off, not unusual for this species, but then the bird stayed tight.
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