Wattled Guan (Aburria aburri)

Order: Galliformes | Family: Cracidae  | IUCN StatusNear Threatened

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huila, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cusco

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. East Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~77.5 cm (30. 5 in). The Wattled Guan is black with a bluish bill, yellow legs, and a conspicuous yellow wattle hanging from a reddish throat. No other large Guan in this species’ range is uniformly black. The Wattled Guan generally favor the mid-canopy of humid montane forest. Pairs or individuals birds are rather retiring and seldom perch in exposed branches in forest edges. It may overlap with the more confident and visible Blue-throated Piping Guan.

Status: The Wattled Guan is rare throughout its narrow elevational band within elevations ranging from 650 to 2200 m on the eastern side of the Andes. Even rarer and perhaps extirpated in humid forest of extreme northwest Peru, in the department of Cajamarca.

Name in Spanish: Pava Carunculada.

Sub-species: Wattled Guan (Aburria aburri) Lesson, 1828.

Meaning of Name: Aburria= Colombian Amerindian onomatopoeic name for this bird. aburri: related to Aburria.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.