The Smithsonian's National Zoo is celebrating back-to-back baby birds with the hatching of four Elegant Crested Tinamou chicks and one Pygmy Falcon in late October. This species of tinamou is native to Chile and Argentina and the father raises the.
Bush Stone-curlew -- If Bush Stone-curlews are nearby you may hear their eerie, high-pitched wailing at night. This ghost-like call is their contact call, and may be given by several birds in a chorus. Rendered as weer-lo, it is repeated four or five times, sometimes culminating in a trilled, screeching crescendo.