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Highland Guan Penelopina nigra
2012-03-22 21:37:56

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...

Trinidad Piping Guan Aburria pipile
2012-03-22 19:39:23

The Trinidad Piping-guan, Aburria pipile (sometimes called Pipile pipile), is a species of bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae. This bird is found only on Trinidad and is close to extinction. It evolved in mainland South America and was at some point driven to its Trinidad habitat in more recent times -- since after the last ice age. This is a large bird, nearly 24...

Wattled Curassow
2008-12-18 20:29:31

The Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa), is a bird in the Cracidae family (curassows, guans, chachalacas). It is found rarely in the wild and is vulnerable due to hunting and habitat destruction. Its natural range is the western and southwestern Amazon Basin. Populations are scattered at best and birds occur in northern Peru, eastern Ecuador, extreme southern Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil. It...

Bare-faced Curassow
2008-11-29 21:21:08

The Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata), is a species of bird found in eastern-central and southern Brazil, Paraguay, and eastern Bolivia, and extreme northeast Argentina. It is also found in the southeastern region of the Amazon Basin. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The Bare-footed Curassow is a species of...

Northern Helmeted Curassow
2008-11-25 22:50:46

The Northern Helmeted Curassow (Pauxi pauxi), is a species of bird in the Cracidae family of chachalacas, guans, and curassows. It is found in the eastern Andes of Venezuela and Colombia. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES, and was formerly listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Recent research has shown, however, that numbers of this species is decreasing more and more rapidly. It was...

Spixs Guan
2008-11-25 22:48:27

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...

Crested Guan
2008-11-25 22:46:22

The Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens), is a member of the bird family Cracidae. It is found in the lowlands from south Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula to western Ecuador and northern Venezuela at up to 6000 feet in altitude. Its habitat is forests. Due to deforestation and hunting, the range of the Crested Guan is limited and thus threatened. It is a large species, 34 inches in...

Rusty-margined Guan
2008-11-25 22:40:30

The Rusty-margined Guan (Penelope superciliaris), is a species of bird of the Cracidae family of chachalacas, guans, and curassows. It is found in the dry regions of northeast and southeast Brazil. It is also found in the southeast Amazon Basin, Paraguay, extreme northeast Argentina, and eastern Bolivia. Its habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical...

Black Guan
2008-11-25 22:32:13

The Black Guan (Chamaepetes unicolor), is a species of bird found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist mountains. It is threatened by loss of habitat. Adults are about 25 inches in length and weigh about 33 ounces. It is usually a silent bird, but will give a deep ro-rooo or a groaning kowr when startled. Most of the noise it makes is not by its...

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