French: Pénélope de Spix German: Spixguan Spanish: Pava amazónica
“in sylvis fl. Solimoëns”
Subspecies and Distribution
P. j. granti
Berlepsch, 1908 – Green-backed Guan – Suriname, Guyana and adjacent E Venezuela S of R Orinoco (extending as far W as NW Amazonas).
P. j. orienticola
Todd, 1932 – SE Venezuela (C & S Amazonas) and NW Brazil N of R Amazon and R Solimões.
P. j. jacquacu
Spix, 1825 – Spix’s Guan – Amazonia S of R Amazon and R Solimões in W Brazil, E Colombia, E Ecuador, Peru and N Bolivia.
P. j. speciosa
Todd, 1915 – C & E Bolivia.
66–76 cm; male 1242–1360 g (jacquacu), 1400–1778 g (orienticola); female 1142 g (jacquacu), 1270–1716 g (orienticola... read more
Wing-whirring display given at dawn or dusk, when one bird (the presumed male) also gives loud... read more
Humid rain and cloudforest, including both terra firme and seasonally flooded forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Few detailed, long-term studies of diet, but mainly small fruits, e.g. of palms (including Euterpe edulis and E. precatoria... read more
Mostly Jan–May in S Venezuela; one nest in Apr and one male in breeding condition in Aug in Colombia; said to begin in Aug–Sept... read more
No information available; presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common in many parts of range, except in densely populated areas or where forest has been cleared. In populated areas has changed its... read more
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