Tinamou nest

Title Info
Common name Tinamou,Great
Scientific name Tinajus major
Taxonomic group Tinamidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Behavior Nesting
Organisms Animals
Animals Birds
Date 1990
Location Carara Biological Reserve,Costa Rica,North America

Great Tinamou nest, Carara Biological Reserve, Costa Rica. This bird species nests on the ground, often among buttress roots, as in this image. Consider the amount of work needed to create this simple nest as compared with the nests of weaver birds, quetzals, or woodpeckers. Then, consider the amount of protection afforded by the different nest types.