Family Cracidae

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The Family Cracidae is composed of medium to large-sized birds. Guans, Curassows and Chachalacas have relatively long and strong legs, a rounded and elongated body shape, and long tails giving a general appearance similar to turkeys. They are generally dull-plumaged, but the curassows and some guans have colorful facial ornaments. Birds in this family are particularly vocal, with the chachalacas taking  their name from the sound of their calls. The Family Cracidae is largely arboreal with curassows spending more time foraging on the ground and Chachalacas using forest edges, disturbed forest, and scrub habitats. The family is restricted to the Neotropical Region. There are 9 genera and 15 species of Guans, Curassows, and Chachalacas known to occur in Peru. Photo (left): Razor-billed Curassow. Photo(right): Sickle-winged Guan.
Chachalacas, Curassows, Guans Chachalacas, Pavas, Paujiles
Sickle-winged Guan Pava Ala de Hoz Chamaepetes goudotii
Bearded Guan Pava Barbada Penelope barbata
Andean Guan Pava Andina Penelope montagnii
Spix’s Guan Pava de Spix Penelope jacquacu
Crested Guan Pava Crestada Penelope purpurascens
White-winged Guan Pava de Ala Blanca Penelope albipennis (E)
Blue-throated Piping-Guan Pava de Garganta Azul Pipile cumanensis
Wattled Guan Pava Carunculada Aburria aburri
Rufous-headed Chachalaca Chachalaca de Cabeza Rufa Ortalis erythroptera
Speckled Chachalaca Chachalaca Jaspeada Ortalis guttata
Nocturnal Curassow Paujil Nocturno Nothocrax urumutum
Wattled Curassow Paujil Carunculado Crax globulosa
Salvin’s Curassow Paujil de Salvin Mitu salvini
Razor-billed Curassow Paujil Común Mitu tuberosum
Sira Curassow Paujil del Sira Pauxi koepckeae (E)
peru aves -   birds ANATIDAE: Ducks & Geese – Patos & Gansos  ODONTOPHORIDAE: Wood- Quails – Codornices family - anhimidae