|Spotted Nothura Nothura maculosa|
The Spotted Nothura is one of the better known of the tinamous. It is found from north east Brazil to central Argentina and inhabits savanna, scrub, caatinga as well as agricultural land.
|While it eats seeds including crops such as rice and soya it also feeds on insects and can be found near cattle where it eats both insects disturbed by the cattle and ticks feeding on the cattle.|
|Tinamous appear to be a sister group to the ratites, which include the Greater Rhea and they probably shared a common ancestor before the break-up of Gondwanaland. Unlike the ratites, tinamous are only found in the New World (Neotropics) but, like the ratites, the males incubate and rear the young.|
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