Black guan

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Black guan
Black guan Bosque de Paz.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Genus: Chamaepetes
Species: C. unicolor
Binomial name
Chamaepetes unicolor
Salvin, 1867

The black guan (Chamaepetes unicolor) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama.

Description[edit]

The black guan is 66 cm (26 in) long. Its plumage is all black with contrasting bright blue facial skin around a red eye. The legs and feet are also bright red.[2][3]

Ecology[edit]

The black guan is frugivorous, eating fruit and berries while travelling through the tree canopy. It is mostly silent.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. This species is listed as Near Threatened because it occupies a small range, in which it is threatened by hunting and limited habitat loss and degradation.


References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Chamaepetes unicolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Garrigues, Richard; Dean, Robert (2007). The Birds of Costa Rica. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8014-7373-9. 
  3. ^ Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7. 

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