French: Pénélope de Goudot German: Sichelguan Spanish: Pava falcialar
Quindiú = Quindio region, Central Andes, Colombia.
Closely related to C. unicolor. Five subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. g. sanctaemarthae
Chapman, 1912 – Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
C. g. goudotii
(Lesson, 1828) – Andes of W & C Colombia from Antioquia and Santander#R S to Nariño.
C. g. fagani
C. Chubb, 1917 – W slope of W Andes in SW Colombia (Nariño) and Ecuador (S to El Oro).
C. g. tschudii
Taczanowski, 1886 – E slope of E Andes in S Colombia, Ecuador and N Peru (S to San Martín).
C. g. rufiventris
(Tschudi, 1843) – E slope of Andes in C Peru (from Huánuco S to Junín), possibly also this subspecies to S Peru and in N & C Bolivia (where found in La Paz and recently in Cochabamba#R).
50–65 cm (races tschudii and rufiventris largest); 550–800 g. Unmistakable combination of bright chestnut belly, pale blue facial skin and red... read more
Most vocal at dawn and dusk, when also gives wing-whirring display that lasts c. 2 seconds and is... read more
Humid and wet forests and forest borders of subtropical and, to lesser extent, lower temperate... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, in 1–10 mm range, but up to 20 mm; also seeds, flowers (e.g. Wettinia kalbreyeri, Chrysochlamis... read more
Display in Mar–May (sanctaemarthae); eggs in May and Jun, chicks in Mar and May, and juveniles in Jan–Jun (... read more
Mainly sedentary. Performs some seasonal altitudinal movements, at least in parts of range, e.g.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Currently suspected to be locally fairly common, and in Colombia is one of the few guans that can still be seen near or alongside... read more
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