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Tinamous in captivity

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  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    None in Australasia of course, and in fact the only place I've seen them is Leipzig, surprisingly didn't see any at the Singapore or San Diego Zoos.
     
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    Only place I have seen one is Magdeburg - sadly the Leipzig animal died not long after you saw it zooboy.
     
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    Oh - that's no good. I was so excited to see the tinimou, which I hadn't expected to see at all. I spent a good time watching, photographing and even filming it, longer than I spent at any other exhibit in that zoo (except possibly the Baikal Seal). It wasn't in the best enclosure though, seemed very small for such a bird.

    Are tinimou's particularly difficult to keep in captivity? Why are there so few?
     
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    Toronto Zoo has Crested Tinamou.

    Too bad there is no Zootierliste for the Americas.
     
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    I believe Elegant Crested Tinamou is the most common in captivity over here and it's the only one I've seen. I do know there are quite a few Little Tinamou around as well though I've yet to see them having missed them at Philadelphia.

    ~Thylo:cool:
     
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    Dallas World Aquarium - great tinamou, elegant crested tinamou, small-billed tinamou
    Dallas Zoo - Andean Tinamou

    Not aware of other species in the U.S.

    Europe there are a couple of species:

    Tatapau, Brown, Solitary, Elegent-crested, Red-winged...
     
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    Did some research in the Int. Zoo Year Books Vol. 22 to vol. 30 ( period 1980 - 1989 ) and the following species were bred in zoos world-wide during this period :
    Solitary
    Brown
    Undulated
    Thicknet
    Small-billed
    Tataupa
    Red-winged
    Brushland
    Elegant crested
    Spotted nothura
    Chilean
    Grey
    Varigated
    Yellow-legged
     
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    I think DWA has the Little Tinamou (Crypturellus soui), rather than the Small-billed.
     
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    The species exhibited are the little and elegant crested, however I have no idea what they have off exhibit. The aquarium has a lot of rare birds off exhibit and I wouldn't be surprised if there are some tinamous back there.
     
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    From volume 1 to volume 36 the following tinamou species are listed as having bred in zoos.

    CRESTED TINAMOU Unspecified
    TINAMOU Unspecified
    TINAMOU Nothoprocta
    TINAMOU Tinamus

    CINEREOUS TINAMOU Crypturellus cinereus
    CINNAMON TINAMOU Crypturellus cinnamomeus
    RED-FOOTED TINAMOU Crypturellus noctivagus
    ZABLE'S RED-FOOTED TINAMOU Crypturellus noctivagus zabele
    BROWN TINAMOU Crypturellus obsoletus
    SMALL-BILLED TINAMOU Crypturellus parvirostris
    LITTLE TINAMOU Crypturellus soui
    NORTHERN LITTLE TINAMOU Crypturellus soui soui
    TATAUPA TINAMOU Crypturellus tataupa
    UNDULATED TINAMOU Crypturellus undulatus
    VARIEGATED TINAMOU Crypturellus variegatus
    ELEGANT CRESTED TINAMOU Eudromia elegans
    BRUSHLAND TINAMOU Nothoprocta cinerascens
    ANDEAN TINAMOU Nothoprocta pentlandii
    CHILEAN TINAMOU Nothoprocta perdicaria
    NORTHERN CHILEAN TINAMOU Nothoprocta perdicaria perdicaria
    SPOTTED NOTHURA Nothura maculosa
    LESSER NOTHURA Nothura minor
    RED-WINGED TINAMOU Rhyncotus rufescens
    GREAT TINAMOU Tinamus major
    GREAT TINAMOU Tinamus major major
    SOLITARY TINAMOU Tinamus solitarius
    GREY TINAMOU Tinamus tao
     
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