French: Pénélope panachée German: Rostbauchguan Spanish: Pava cojolita
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. purpurascens
Wagler, 1830 – NW & NE Mexico S to Honduras and N & C Nicaragua.
P. p. aequatorialis
Salvadori & Festa, 1900 – S Honduras S to NW Colombia, W Ecuador and extreme N Peru (Tumbes)#R.
P. p. brunnescens
Hellmayr & Conover, 1932 – NE Colombia (lower slopes of Santa Marta and Perijá Mts S to Boyacá) and NW & N Venezuela (E to Delta Amacuro).
72–91 cm; 1620–2430 g. Largest member of genus. Has bushy crest, which is often erected, and conspicuous white fringes on foreneck and breast feathers. Juvenile... read more
Various calls described, including dawn wing-whirring displays, although drumming flights are... read more
Generally in humid forest and forest borders of tropical and lower subtropical zones; more often in... read more
Food and feeding
Berries, figs and other fruits, including those of Spondias (Anacardiaceae), Bumelia (Sapotaceae), Guatteria (... read more
Season generally Mar–Jun in Mexico (with one nest in Oct) and in Costa Rica (where nesting commences in Feb); during wet season in... read more
Sedentary, although some seasonal altitudinal movements may occur in mountainous regions, e.g. in W... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common in Mexico and Guatemala, especially on Caribbean slope (where range recently extended to N Yucatán Peninsula)... read more
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