French: Pénélope yacouhou German: Bronzeguan Spanish: Pava oscura
Paraguay, ex Azara
Subspecies and Distribution
P. o. bronzina
Hellmayr, 1914 – E Brazil (E Minas Gerais S to Santa Catarina; recorded also in S Bahia#R); perhaps NE Argentina (Misiones).
P. o. obscura
Temminck, 1815 – Dusky-legged Guan –
SE Paraguay#R, NE Argentina (NE Buenos Aires, SE Entre Ríos, SC Corrientes; records from Misiones may refer to bronzina), Uruguay and extreme S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, but perhaps also in Santa Catarina and Paraná)#R.
P. o. bridgesi
G. R. Gray, 1860 – Bridges’s Guan – C Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija) S on E slope of Andes to NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán and Catamarca)#R.
68–75 cm; 960–2100 g. Only member of genus with dark legs; overall plumage and bare facial skin also dark. Sexes alike, except that iris is red in male, pale... read more
Vocalizations best described for races bridgesi and bronzina: latter gives loud,... read more
Tall forest, gallery forest (to which race obscura is closely tied), small river islands... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, including those of Eugenia uruguayensis (Myrtaceae), Citharexylum montevidense (Verbenaceae), Rapanea... read more
In NW Argentina season mainly Oct–Dec; nest with eggs in late Oct and chicks in early Jan–Mar (bridgesi); in Brazil,... read more
Presumably largely sedentary, but in NW Argentina (bridgesi) may use of different... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Race bronzina has declined drastically in state of São Paulo and is considered threatened in Minas Gerais, both... read more
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