Pava Negra/Wattled Guan/Aburria aburri

Aburria aburri

Nombre en español: Pava Negra

Nombre en ingles: Wattled Guan

Nombre científico: Aburria aburri

Familia: Cracidae

Foto: Ferney Salgado

Canto: Andrew Spencer

La pava aburria​ (Aburria aburri), también conocida como pava negraguayón y gualí es una especie de avegalliforme de la familia Cracidae que habita en los bosques nubosos húmedos de los Andes, entre los 600 y 2.500 msnm, en Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador y Perú.​ No se reconocen subespecies.

Características

Alcanza en promedio 71 cm de longitud. Su plumaje es negro brillante. Presenta pico con la cere azul cobalto y la punta negra, tiene un área desnuda roja en la región media del cuello más abajo de la garganta, de dónde a la hembra ostenta una caruncula pendular de color amarillo crema, el macho no presentala carúncula.

Historia natural

Busca alimento en grupos de hasta 8 individuos en los estratos medio y alto del bosque, en los árboles con frutos.

Wattled guan

The wattled guan (Aburria aburri) is a species of bird in the family Cracidae. It is a fairly large black cracid with blue-based, black-tipped beak and a long, red-and-yellow wattle.

It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. The wattled guan is a fairly shy species that is mostly seen when it perches on the outer edge of the canopy from a distance. Like many tropical forest birds, it is heard more often than seen. It is threatened by habitat destruction and the IUCN has assessed its conservation status as being «near threatened».

Description

The wattled guan is recognisable by the elongated red and yellow fleshy wattle that dangles from its throat. It is a large bird with a long tail, about 75 centimetres (30 in) long and weighing between 1,200 and 1,550 grams (42 and 55 oz). The plumage is black, the beak is blue and the feet are flesh-coloured.

Distribution and habitat

The wattled guan is endemic to the foothills of the Andes in South America. Its range extends from northwestern Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia to southern Peru. It used to be found on the western slopes of the Andes but this is believed no longer to be the case. On the eastern slopes it is rare in Venezuela but slightly more common in Colombia. Its natural habitat is wet mountain forest and woodland verges, and it also occurs in secondary forest. Its altitudinal range is 500 to 2,500 metres (1,600 to 8,200 ft).

Aburria aburri

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