French: Pénélope à queue barrée German: Bindenschwanzguan Spanish: Pava camata
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. albicauda
Phelps, Sr & Gilliard, 1940 – Sierra de Perijá, in N Colombia and NW Venezuela.
P. a. colombiana
Todd, 1912 – Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
P. a. argyrotis
(Bonaparte, 1856) – E Andes in N Colombia and W Venezuela, and Coastal Range of Venezuela (E as far as N Monagas).
50–61 cm; male 686–981 g, female 625–900 g. Present species and P. barbata are only members of genus with tail feathers not uniformly coloured, as... read more
Generally considered to be rather silent, except in Feb–Apr during territory establishment... read more
Dense forests in subtropical and upper tropical zones; prefers wet, virgin forest, but at times... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, particularly pulpy ones, e.g. those of laurel and guarumo (Cecropia) trees; hard seeds are regurgitated. Occasionally... read more
In Venezuela groups begin to break up, and territories to be established, in Jan; nests Feb–Apr, even May, with torrential rains... read more
No information available, but presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common in many areas. Uncommon to fairly common, but infrequently seen, in Colombia, where threatened by deforestation in... read more
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