This year started out very well. 2017 was only 2 days old when I spotted this remarkable bird out in the open; the Great Tinamou.
Our previous meetings were inside the dense forest, where sunlight barely appears. This made it for me quite impossible to take a decent shot of this shy bird, but at the same time the Great Tinamou gave me ample time to see it clear with my own eyes. Only via trap cams I was able to see this forest bird or just only his eggs near a tree.
On my way to the River Cabin, January 2 2017, on the driving trail I first saw the Tinamou from behind so I thought that it was a dry big leaf that fell on the ground. But when it looked at me I couldn't believe my luck for the day. There it was, seen in plain sight and it didn't move for some minutes.
I took several pictures from this Great Tinamou but they all show the same pose like seen above. Just when I wanted to take a step closer it rushed right back into the dark bushes.
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