Black guan

Chamaepetes unicolor

The black guan is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama.
Black guan (Chamaepetes unicolor) Biological station Monteverde, Costa Rica. Jun 27, 2009. Black guan,Chamaepetes unicolor,Costa Rica,Geotagged,Summer

Appearance

The black guan is 61 cm long. Its plumage is all black with contrasting bright blue facial skin around a red eye. The legs and feet are pinkish-red.

Habitat

The black guan is frugivorous, eating fruit and berries while travelling through the tree canopy. It is mostly silent.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. This species is listed as Near Threatened because it occupies a small range, in which it is threatened by hunting and limited habitat loss and degradation.

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Status: Near threatened
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderGalliformes
FamilyCracidae
GenusChamaepetes
SpeciesC. unicolor
Photographed in
Costa Rica