Piping-guans, also spelled Piping Guans, are related to Guans, Curassows and Chachalacas
The BLACK-FRONTED PIPING-GUAN,
Pipile jacutinga, an endangered species due to
habitat loss by forest clearance and hunting. It survives at only a few sites on the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It is a turkey-sized black and white bird with a white crown/crest, white wing patch, black front flecked white white, pink legs and a red throat wattle on a blue base.
The feathered face and white eye-ring are distinguishing features from other Piping-guans. Male and female are similar but the male has a larger, more prominent wattle.