family Tinamidae


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Noun1.family Tinamidae - comprising the tinamous
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Tinamiformes, Tinamiformes - coextensive with the family Tinamidae
tinamou, partridge - heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
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Elegant-crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans) are members of the family Tinamidae.
Elegant-crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans) belong to the family Tinamidae, which includes 47 species and 9 genera of birds native to Central and South America, and are related to ratites under the superorder Palaeognathae.