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Black Guan

Chamaepetes unicolor


The black guan is frugivorous, eating fruit and berries while travelling through the tree canopy. It is mostly silent. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. This species is listed as Near Threatened because it occupies a small range, in which it is threatened by hunting and limited habitat loss and degradation.


St Elena Cloud forest, Costa Rica

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Paul Davis
Paul Davis a month ago
Black Guan
Chamaepetes unicolor Black guan - Wikipedia

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Hema a month ago

Thanks so much Paul Davis!

El Amparo, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.83, Long: -84.73

Spotted on Dec 27, 2018
Submitted on Dec 27, 2018

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