French: Pénélope pajuil German: Schluchtenguan Spanish: Pava pajuil
locality unknown, described from aviary specimens
S Mexico (Oaxaca and Chiapas) S to NC Nicaragua.
59–65 cm; 866–914 g. Marked sexual dimorphism, with female larger than male, profusely barred and lacking red dewlap; male also has much brighter red bill.... read more
Males give a prolonged, human-sounding whistle, which first rises, peaks and then declines slightly... read more
Wet premontane and montane broadleaved forests of subtropical and temperate zones, generally from... read more
Food and feeding
Berries and other fruits, as well as tender leaves, comprise much of diet (c. 95%); some animal material is often been recorded, including... read more
Season peaks in Mar–May, but perhaps usually lasts Jan–Jun overall; chicks observed in Apr in Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico, but... read more
No information available, but presumably largely sedentary although dispersive movements downslope... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Near Threatened. Population (which is currently thought to number fewer than 91,000 individuals) has certainly been reduced as highland... read more
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