Black Guan

Information about the Bird Black Guan

The black guan (Chamaepetes unicolor) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama.

The black guan is 61cm (24in) long. Its plumage is all black with contrasting bright blue facial skin around a red eye. The legs and feet are pinkish-red.
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 forests. 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.

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