Tinamou

A Bird in Hand...

The Smithsonian's National Zoo is celebrating back-to-back baby birds with the hatching of four Elegant Crested Tinamou chicks and one Pygmy Falcon in late October. This species of tinamou is native to Chile and Argentina and the father raises the hatchlings. Pygmy Falcons live in Africa and are the continent's smallest bird of prey. The first two pictures are of the falcon and second two feature the tinamous.

Pygmy Falcon Chick national zoo 3 

Pygmy Falcon Chick national zoo 1 rs1 

Elegant crested tinamou national zoo 1 rs1 

Elegant crested tinamou national zoo 2
Photo credits: Mehgan Murphy / National Zoo

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