Thinocorus

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Thinocorus
Thinocorus rumicivorus 3.jpg
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A study skin of a least seedsnipe from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, seen from above and below
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Thinocoridae
Genus: Thinocorus
Eschscholtz, 1829
Genus

Thinocorus is a genus of seedsnipe, a South American family of small gregarious waders which have adapted to a vegetarian diet.

These birds look superficially like partridges in structure and bill shape. They have short legs and long wings. Their 2 or 3 eggs are laid in a shallow scrape on the ground.

Thinocorus contains the smaller two of the four seedsnipe species.

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