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Andean Guan Penelope montagnii


The most widespread species of guan in the Andes, the Andean Guan is distributed in montane temperate forests from Venezuela south to Bolivia. This species prefers thick, epiphyte-rich humid forest, generally well above the subtropical zone from 1500-3500 m. There are five subspecies of Andean Guan, the most for any species in the genus Penelope. It is fairly common in its preferred habitat, foraging in small family groups for fruits in the middle and upper strata of fruiting trees.

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Recommended Citation

Andean Guan (Penelope montagnii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: