French: Pénélope unicolore German: Mohrenguan Spanish: Pava negra
Veragua, Costa Rica
Mountains of Costa Rica (S from Cordillera de Guanacaste) and W Panama (as far S as W Coclé).
62–69 cm; mean c. 1135 g. Uniform black plumage; bare blue facial skin; red eyes. Juvenile similar to adult, but less glossy and with slightly browner underparts;... read more
Display consists of loud, sharp, crackling wing-rattling noises given at dawn or dusk, or during... read more
Mountain cloudforest. Prefers steep terrain with ridges and ravines, but occasionally enters more... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, including a wide range of types and sizes; in one study at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, fruits of 26 species... read more
Season probably Feb–Jun throughout range. In Panama, young seen in Feb and Jun; pairing begins in Mar in Costa Rica, with very small... read more
Presumably largely sedentary, but some evidence of relatively short-distance elevational movements... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Near Threatened. In Costa Rica fairly common in several remote or protected areas, especially at Monteverde... read more
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