Spix's Guan Penelope jacquacu


Perhaps the best known member of the cracid family in western South America, the Spix’s Guan is the prototypical cracid of the Amazonian lowlands. It is found in most undisturbed sites in the upper Orinoco basin and in the western Amazon basin. Spix's Guans primarily feed on fruits in the upper strata of rainforest. Its calls are typical sounds of the Amazonian dawn chorus.

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Calls (Grant's)

© Paul A. Schwartz

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Spix's Guan (Penelope jacquacu), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/spigua1