The Great Tinamou (Tinamus major) ranges from south Mexico to west Ecuador, north Bolivia, and central Brazil. It prefers ground cover of humid forest or adjacent second tall growth. Its size is of 43 cm (17 inches) in height and 1.1 Kg in weight.
Adults are above dark olive-brown, barred and flecked with black. Below are paler, barred with black and buffy on thighs and flanks. Its throat is whitish, and its crown is sooty-black or chestnut. They eat fruits, seeds, insects, spiders, small lizards, and frogs