Chestnut-bellied guan

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Chestnut-bellied guan
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Genus: Penelope
Species: P. ochrogaster
Binomial name
Penelope ochrogaster
Pelzeln, 1870

The chestnut-bellied guan (Penelope ochrogaster) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found only in Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


The Chestnut-Bellied Guan is a medium-sized bird that is light brown at the head, fading darker approaching the wings and even darker at the tail. There is white spots from the chest to the abdomen and on the wing coverts. The Chestnut-Bellied Guan shows a bright red set of plumage on the chest and the facial skin is dusky.


The song of the Chestnut-Bellied Guan is described as 'crowlike' and 'rough'


The Chestnut-Belied Guan is distributed throughout the northeastern part of Brazil, however, the three big clusters are in Pantanal, Central Brazil, and along the São Fransisco river segment that runs through Rio de Janeiro.


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