Rusty-margined Guan in Atlantic Forest Reserve, Brazil
Another image made in very low light as dusk was reducing the light with every moment. These birds came every evening to the fruit tray put up in the trees to prevent the tapirs getting it, but always just a few moments before it was pitch dark and so photography was challenging to say the least. Still, fun to see these "jungle chickens" as they tend to be shy and retiring and thus hard to see.
The rusty-margined guan is a species of bird in the family Cracidae, which includes the chachalacas, guans, and curassows. 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 natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland... more