Spix’s Guan

The Spix’s Guan (Penelope jacquacu), is a species of bird found in
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It has a global range of over 3,000,000 square miles and is listed a least concern species by the IUCN Red List.

Spix’s Guan is a fairly large bird, at about 36 inches in length. It has a relatively long neck with white streaks down to the breast. The throat is bare and coral red, as are the legs. The tail is long and glossy green. The facial area lacks feathers around the eye, showing bluish skin.

This bird is named after 19th century German explorer
Johann Baptist von Spix, who spent three years collecting plants and animals in Brazil.

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