French: Pénélope aburri German: Lappenguan Spanish: Pava aburria
“temperate and cold lands in the mountains of New Granada” = environs of Bogotá, and the Quindío mountains between Ibagué and Cartago, Colombia
W Venezuela (E to SE Lara) and N Colombia S to SC Peru (as far as Cuzco).
72·5–81·5 cm; 1195–1550 g. Long, slender, bright yellow and red wattle hangs from throat, a feature unique to this species (see below). Plumage... read more
Mainly vocal at dawn and dusk, although may also periodically vocalize at night. The song (given by... read more
Wet mountain forest, borders of forest and tall second growth adjacent to primary forest. Mainly in... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit and leaves, with percentages estimated as 87·5% and 12·5%, respectively, but until recently almost nothing known... read more
Sept–Mar in Peru and perhaps Feb–Mar in E Ecuador; season considered to coincide with that of Penelope barbata in S... read more
Presumably sedentary. Records of species in temperate zone have been attributed to possibly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Population perhaps numbers as few as 6700 mature individuals. Threatened by loss of habitat over much of... read more
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