Sickle-winged Guan Chamaepetes goudotii

Colombian name: Pava Maraquera
Sickle-billed Guan, Sierra de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Colombia and Ecuador

The Sickle-winged Guan is distributed in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as well as in the Santa Marta mountains. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. Photo 1 was taken in the early morning mist at the San Lorenzo Ridge on Santa Marta.

Sickle-billed Guan, Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image It is found in forest and forest borders where it feeds on fruits, seeds and leaves. Primarily arboreal it is usually in small groups of 3 to 5 birds and is rather wary.

It is a small, rather dark guan with a large area of bare blue skin around the eye. The lower breast and belly are rufous and the legs are dull pink. It has no dewlap.

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