Black Guan Chamaepetes unicolor




Black Guans are generally solitary, but are sometimes seen in pairs or groups. Pairs are most often seen during breeding season (Stiles & Skutch 1989). Flocks of Black Guans are most likely family groups (Stiles & Skutch 1989); in Monteverde, Costa Rica, groups of up to seven individuals have been observed (Joyce pers. obs.).

Though Black Guans are mainly arboreal, they will descend to the forest floor to feed (Stiles & Skutch 1989), drink, and bathe (Joyce pers. obs.).

Social and interspecific behavior

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Recommended Citation

Black Guan (Chamaepetes unicolor), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: