Wattled guan

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Wattled guan
Wattled Guan (8079915812).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Genus: Aburria
L. Reichenbach, 1853
Species: A. aburri
Binomial name
Aburria aburri
(Lesson, 1828)

The wattled guan (Aburria aburri) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is a fairly large black cracid with blue-based, black-tipped beak and a long, red-and-yellow wattle. It is 1190-1550 grams (2.6-3.4 lbs) and is 72.5-77.5 cm long (29–31 in) long.[2]

It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The wattled guan is a fairly shy species that is mostly seen when it perches on the outer edge of the canopy from a distance. Like many tropical forest birds, it is heard more often than seen. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

AGUILAR Héctor F. & Rafael F. AGUILAR H., 2012.- Redescripción del Gualí Aburria aburri (Lesson, 1828), (Craciformes: Cracidae) con notas sobre el nido y el huevo Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am. 17(3): 53-61 ISSN1012-2494 www.cires.org.ve