Dusky-legged Guan Penelope obscura

Brazilian name:
Jacuaçu
Dusky-legged Guan, Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 2008

The Dusky-legged Guan is distributed in south-east Brazil from Espírito Santo southwards and into adjacent areas of Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay. There is a disjunct population from central Bolivia to north-west Argentina.

Dusky-legged Guan, Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image It is found in forest, woodland and secondary growth and sometimes forages in scrubland and agricultural areas.

It feeds on fruits and seeds mainly in trees but sometimes on the ground.

It is the only Penelope with dark legs. Note also the pale supercilium which is more noticeable in the sub-species shown here,  P.o. bronzina .
Dusky-legged Guan, Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.
Dusky-legged Guan, Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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