Orinoco River region near Cumaná [sic]; based on a live bird in the Imperial Menageries at Vienna#R.
Present species and P. grayi are very closely related to P. pipile, these and P. cujubi often being treated as conspecific (with P. pipile as species name); some authors also include the more distinct P. jacutinga. Taxon grayi usually considered a subspecies of P. cumanensis, but here regarded as a separate species on basis of having crown white with black shaft streaks vs whitish with broad buff shaft streaks, and white extending farther down neck (2), throat with slender dangling whitish-grey wattle (3), wing patch (outer greater upperwing-coverts) solidly white vs barred black on white (2), and upperparts lightly glossed dark green vs dark blue (ns); cumanensis intergrades with P. grayi in SE Peru. P. cujubi nattereri has been considered a race of present species. Name P. jacou is a synonym of cumanensis. Monotypic.
Venezuela S of R Orinoco (with one record from NE Venezuela, in Monagas#R), the Guianas, NW Brazil and Amazonian parts of C & E Colombia, E Ecuador, Peru and perhaps N Bolivia.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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