French: Pénélope d’Orton German: Ortonguan Spanish: Pava de Orton
Mindo, western slope of Pichincha, Ecuador
W Colombia (from N Chocó S to Nariño) and W Ecuador (S to Pichincha, formerly to Guayas).
58–63 cm. Shy, long-tailed cracid. The only small Penelope without pale markings on head and wings. Rich brown with greyish-brown tinge to neck and head, bare... read more
Dawn call a far-carrying guttural, repeated bawling “waou”, while pairs warn each other... read more
Humid forests, mainly in upper tropical zone, usually up to 1500 m, W of Andes; thought to prefer... read more
Food and feeding
Very few data available, but now known to feed on relatively small-sized fruits like others of genus, probably taken largely in canopy and... read more
Virtually nothing known, although a female about lay was collected in SW Colombia in mid Aug and it has been suggested that the breeding... read more
No information available, but presumably sedentary, although in Colombia what have been assumed to... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Previously considered Near Threatened. Total population now estimated at 7000–21,000 individuals. Local but widespread in W Colombia, where known only from... read more
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