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A ground-dwelling tropical American bird that looks somewhat like a grouse.
- ‘In the early 1900's tinamous were raised as game birds in Europe and Canada.’
- ‘Thus, within the palaeognaths, tinamous are in South America, kiwis and moas extend across West Antarctica to New Zealand, and emus and cassowaries span East Antarctica to Australia.’
- ‘Cracids have also been noted to consume eggs of pigeons, hummingbirds and tinamous.’
- ‘For example, ratites and tinamous have sole male incubation, but communal laying apparently occurs in only a few of these species.’
- ‘However chickens are closely related to tinamous and the ratites by post-cranial anatomy, particularly the structure of the clavicle.’
Late 18th century: via French from Galibi tinamu.
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