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Mountain hen

Alternate name
Tinamus major Scientific name 
Tinamiformes Order
Tinamidae Family   
38-46 cm                Length
Swamp and clout forest 300–1,500 m Habitat
Average of four eggs           Notes Clutch
Fruit, seeds, flowers, buds and invertebrates. Food
Prevent Extinctions Habits
Least concern Status


World Number

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 Great Tinamou song
(Tinamus major)
Bob Planqu?XC94
03-10-2003, Peru (CC)

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