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BROWN TINAMOU Crypturellus obsoletus
Like most forest tinamous, the Brown isn´t keen on letting you get a good look at him. If you get lucky you may surprise one walking along a forest trail, and if you approach slowly and quietly you can get surprisingly close. However, if he sees you first he will disappear before you ever knew he was there. For the most part the only clue that Brown Tinamous are in the area are their loud, rising calls, likened to a series of policeman whistles. They call most often in the early morning.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE12PH) Adult PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith August 2006).
FIGURE 2 - (FPAVE13PH) Adult PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith February).
FIGURE 3 - (FPAVE14PH) Upperwing same individual (Paul Smith February).
VIDEO - (FPAVE15VI) Same individual as (FPAVE12PH) (Paul Smith August 2006).
1 (FPAVE16RE) Short call recorded PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith March 2007).
2 (FPAVE17RE) Short call recorded Reserva Natural Limoy, Departamento Alto Paraná (Myriam Velázquez September 2000).
Click the link to hear the call. Longer versions of this call can be downloaded from the Paraguay page of our partner website Xeno-Canto - the largest collection of freely downloadable Neotropical bird calls available online.