Piping-guans/Piping Guans Piping-guans, also spelled Piping Guans, are related to Guans, Curassows and Chachalacas. They are named after their piping call that carries over a kilometre.

Blue-throated Piping-guan
Blue-throated Piping-guan
The BLUE-THROATED PIPING-GUAN, Pipile cumanensis, is native to Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil. It is a pheasant-sized mainly black bird with a white crest, bare white face, white wing patch, black front flecked white white, red legs and a blue throat wattle.
Blue-throated Piping-guan
Blue-throated Piping-guan
Blue-throated Piping-guan
Male and female are similar but the male has a larger, more prominent throat wattle. Their call carries through their dense jungle habitat.
Blue-throated Piping-guan
Blue-throated Piping-guan
Blue-throated Piping-guan
They are mainly vegetarian (fallen fruit, seeds, buds) but eat some invertebrates. "No more photos, please."
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Black-fronted Piping-guan The BLACK-FRONTED PIPING-GUAN, Pipile jacutinga, is 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 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.
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