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Heliconias Lodge, Guanacaste
Costa Rica


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/500 s, f/6.3, ISO 1250 
Image size 469 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Rostbauchguan Dutch  Kuifsjakohoen
Italian  Guan crestato Spanish  Pava Cojolita


Guans comprise 12 species, lighter in weight and somewhat smaller than the related curassows. Strongly gregarious, they have noisy cries heard mainly at night. Sexes look alike. The crested (miscalled purple) guan (Penelope purpurascens), ranging from Mexico to Ecuador and Venezuela, is an important game bird. Several guan species are endangered.

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Crested Guan
Penelope purpurascens
Pénélope panachée