Highland Guan, Penelopina nigra

The Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in the highlands of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, southern Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests.

Populations of this species have declined in recent times. It was originally listed as a species of Least Concern in 1994, but then up-listed to Near Threatened in 2000. After studies confirmed the Highland Quail was less common than previously believed, it was up-listed again to Vulnerable in the 2007 IUCN Red List.

Image Caption: Highland Guan in Guatemala. Credit: Fernando Reyes Palencia / Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0)