Sickle-winged Guan Chamaepetes goudotii

Colombian name: Pava Maraquera
Sickle-billed Guan, Sierra de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Sierra de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
April 2012

The Sickle-winged Guan is distributed in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as well as in the Santa Marta mountains. See the distribution map at NatureServe. This photo was taken in the early morning mist at the San Lorenzo Ridge on Santa Marta.

It is found in forest and forest borders where it feeds on fruits, seeds and leaves. Primarily arboreal it is usually in small groups of 3 to 5 birds and is rather wary.

It is a small, rather dark guan with a large area of bare blue skin around the eye. The lower breast and belly are rufous and the legs are dull pink. It has no dewlap.

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