French: Pénélope à poitrine rousse German: Weißschopfguan Spanish: Pava crestiblanca
state of Pará, Brazil
NC Brazil S of R Amazon, from lower R Madeira E to Maranhão and S to S Pará and W Tocantins.
75–82·5 cm; 1100–1600 g. Most colourful member of genus, with marked contrast between glossy dark greenish-olive on most of upperparts and rich chestnut-... read more
Only published description based on captive-bred birds; typically raucous or braying cries, given... read more
Principally found in terra firme forest in lowlands up to c. 800 m in Serra dos Caraj... read more
Food and feeding
No published information available, but has been observed feeding on corn put out for domestic chickens.
Well-grown young seen in Mar in NC Brazil. Lays four eggs in captivity, although three probably commoner; eggs laid on alternate days;... read more
No information available, but presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Population estimated at c. 10,000 individuals, but known range has been dramatically increased through recent fieldwork, having been discovered as far E as Maranh... read more
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