|The Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui is indeed one of the smaller tinamous, |
weighing only 200-250 grams.
|Great Tinamou Tinamus major at roost, Napo Lodge, Ecuadorian Amazonia.|
This is a species that is facing problems, having been recently listed as Near Threatened.
It is a big tinamou, weighing well over a kilogram.
|Darwin's Rhea father and chicks - who between them have many mums - Torres del Paine NP, Chilean Patagonia.|
|Southern Cassowaries, Etty Bay, North Queensland.|
Their small flying ancestors survived the great meteorite strike.
|Darwin's Rhea chicks, Patagonia.|
Their ancestors flew to South America, arriving quite separately from the (apparently later) tinamous.
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