French: Pénélope des Andes German: Andenguan Spanish: Pava andina
Colombia = El Piñón, above Fusagasugá
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. montagnii
(Bonaparte, 1856) – NW Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá, and Andes from Trujillo S to Táchira) and N & C Colombia (C & E Andes S to Putumayo).
P. m. atrogularis
Hellmayr & Conover, 1932 – W slope of Andes in S Colombia (Nariño) and Ecuador (S to Azuay).
P. m. brooki
C. Chubb, 1917 – E slope of Andes in S Colombia and Ecuador (S to Morona-Santiago).
P. m. plumosa
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1902 – E slope of Andes in Peru (S from Amazonas, to Cuzco).
P. m. sclateri
G. R. Gray, 1860 – Yungas of Bolivia (S to Santa Cruz); earlier reports of occurrence in extreme N Argentina erroneous (based on two specimens subsequently shown to belong to P. dabbenei).
51–61 cm; 818–840 g (plumosa). Stocky build, appearing less slender than most other Penelope. Throat and tarsus partially feathered, as in P... read more
Dawn wing-whirring display is preceded by a soft whistle; other calls have been likened to those of... read more
Thick, epiphyte-rich humid forest in mountains, including dwarf forest. In temperate zone up to... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits with seeds in 1–10 mm range (but also seeds of 11–30 mm), both ripe and unripe; also leaf parts, with relative... read more
One chick in Mar and a juvenile in Jun in Colombia, with a recently fledged young in Peru in mid Nov; territory establishment and period of... read more
Non-migratory, but performs seasonal movements in search of fruit, sometimes leaving forest to move... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common in Bolivia, Colombia and Venezuela, and fairly common to common in Peru, where extensive inaccessible areas... read more
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