White-crested Guan

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Original source: Dalton Scavassa
Author: Dalton Scavassa

The White-crested Guan is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The White-crested Guan (Penelope pileata) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family, the chachalacas, guans, and curassows. It is found only in regions of the southeast Amazon Basin of Brazil. The species is restricted to the southern riverbank of the Amazon River; also eastwards, the south bank of the Pará River south of Marajó Island at the Amazon River's outlet. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Order : Galliformes
Family : Cracidae
Genus : Penelope
Species : pileata
Authority : Wagler, 1830