French: Pénélope de Dabbene German: Rotgesichtguan Spanish: Pava carirroja
Other common names:
Hellmayr and Conover
Cerro de Calilegua, Ledesma, Jujuy, Argentina
E slope of Andes in S Bolivia (S Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija) and NW Argentina (Jujuy and Salta).
63–69 cm; one female 1230 g. A large guan with mainly rich brown plumage, flecked white or silvery white over head, breast and upper back, with red dewlap typical of... read more
Wing-whirring display given at dawn is similar to those of P. montagnii, P. obscura... read more
Large tracts of cloudforest on steep slopes of E Andes, with presence of large trees, e.g. cedars... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits (including those of Ilex argentina, Viburnum seemenii, Citronella apogon and Myrsine coriacea... read more
Displaying and calling pairs recorded in Sept–Oct in Bolivia, and Oct–Dec in NW Argentina. Nest a platform made of twigs and... read more
Few data available, but presumably largely sedentary, although some downslope movements reported... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Formerly considered Near Threatened, but much-improved knowledge of species’ status and distribution gained in recent decades... read more
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