English : Wattled guan
French : Pénélope aburri
Class : Aves
Order : Galliformes
Family : Cracidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a total length of 81.5 cm for a weight of 1.5 kg. Relatively small bill with blue cere. Small hanging wattle with red base, the rest being yellow or pink. Plumage entirely black with dark blue to purple tinge.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in South America, from northern Venezuela and Colombia to south-central Peru. It lives in primary humid montane forests and forest edges, up to 3500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has been declining in many parts of its range because of habitat destruction. It is also vulnerable to hunting.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Dallas World Aquarium (USA), Zoo Antwerpen (Belgium), Weltvogelpark Walsrode (Germany)
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