Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Rusty-margined guan

Penelope superciliaris

Witvoorhoofdsjakohoen (Witvoorhoofdgoean)

The Rusty-margined Guan is a species of bird in the Cracidae family, which includes the chachalacasguans, andcurassows. It is found in the dry regions of northeast Brazil, the cerrado and caatinga, as well as southeast Brazil; also the pantanal and the adjacent southeast Amazon Basin. It is also found in eastern Paraguay with extreme northeast Argentina, and eastern Bolivia in the Pantanal. Its naturalhabitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. If not hunted, it tolerates human proximity well and can be found even in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in places such as the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden as well as in the adjoining Tijuca Forest.

 

The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).

 

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Above: Rusty-margined guan in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

 

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Above: Rusty-margined guans in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

 

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Above: Rusty-margined guans in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

 

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Above: Rusty-margined guan in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

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