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Aburria jacutinga (Black-fronted piping guan)

Synonyms: Penelope jacutinga; Pipile jacutinga

Wikipedia Abstract

The black-fronted piping guan (Pipile jacutinga) is a bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae. This species occurs in Atlantic Forests in south-eastern Brazil and adjacent Argentina and Paraguay. It has become quite rare in recent decades due to hunting and habitat destruction (BirdLife International 2004). No other piping guan is found in its range, though the Gray's piping guan (Pipile cumanensis grayi) approaches it in Paraguay. This bird has a pale bluish pendulous wattle, a smaller wing patch, and an entirely naked white face and white forehead.
View Wikipedia Record: Aburria jacutinga

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Aburria jacutinga

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.07735
EDGE Score: 3.48489


Adult Weight [1]  2.76 lbs (1.25 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  40 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  40 %
Forages - Ground [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Incubation [1]  28 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahia coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves World Heritage Site 1156930 São Paulo, Brazil      
Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve V 691895 Paraguay  
Guaraqueçaba State Environmental Protection Area 499778 Paraná, Brazil  
Guaratuba State Environmental Protection Area 491312 Paraná, Brazil  
Itabó Biological Reserve IV 34092 Paraguay  
Itatiaia National Park II 69730 Minas Gerais, Brazil  
Limoy Biological Reserve IV 33774 Paraguay  
Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve 72830565 Brazil  
Parque Nacional Iguazú National Park II 115949 Argentina  
Río Negro National Park II 73775 Paraguay  
San Rafael, Reserva de Recursos Manejados Managed Resource Reserve VI 165840 Paraguay  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Alta cuenca del arroyo Piray Guazú Argentina A1
Área de Proteção Ambiental de Guaratuba Brazil A1, A2, A3
Bosque Mbaracayú Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Cerro Guazú Paraguay A1, A3
Corredor do Iguaçu Brazil A1
Cuenca del Piray Miní Argentina A1, A3
Estação Ecológica de Juréia-Itatins Brazil A1, A2, A3
Estancia Itabó Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Guaraqueçaba / Jacupiranga / Cananéia Brazil A1, A2, A3
Ilhas Comprida e Cananéia Brazil A1, A4i
Ka'aguy Rory Paraguay A1, A3
Limoy Paraguay A1, A3
Maciço Florestal de Paranapiacaba Brazil A1, A2, A3
Morombi Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (entre Caraguatatuba e Picinguaba) Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (entre Pedro de Toledo e Cubatão) Brazil A1
Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (entre Santos e São Sebastião) Brazil A1, A2, A3
Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro Brazil A1, A3
Parque Estadual das Lauráceas e Entorno Brazil A1
Parque Estadual de Ilhabela Brazil A1
Parque Estadual do Rio Doce Brazil A1
Parque Estadual do Turvo Brazil A1
Parque Nacional Caazapá Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional de Monte Pascoal Brazil A1, A2
Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Brazil A1, A3
Parque Nacional Iguazú y alrededores Argentina A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional San Rafael Paraguay A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Parque Provincial Piñalito y alrededores Argentina A1, A2
Parque Provincial Salto Encantado del Valle del Cuñá-Pirú y alrededores Argentina A1
Parque Provincial Urugua-í Argentina A1, A2, A3
Parque Provincial Uruzú y Reserva Forestal San Jorge Argentina A1, A2, A3
Paso Curuzú Paraguay A1
Região dos Aparados da Serra Brazil A1, A2, A3
Reserva de la Biósfera Yabotí Argentina A1, A2, A3
Reserva Itabó: Itaipú Paraguay A1, A3
Serra da Bocaina / Paraty / Angra dos Reis Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra do Marumbi Brazil A1, A2, A3
Sierra Morena Argentina A1
Tapyta Paraguay A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Ybyturuzú Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Ypeti Paraguay A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay Yes

Prey / Diet

Allophylus edulis[4]
Bicuiba oleifera[4]
Byrsonima intermedia[4]
Cecropia glaziovii[4]
Chomelia parvifolia[4]
Chrysophyllum flexuosum[4]
Cinnamodendron dinisii[4]
Citharexylum myrianthum[4]
Cordia sylvestris[4]
Cryptocarya moschata (Brazilian Muskeg Nut)[4]
Euterpe edulis[4]
Ficus enormis[5]
Garcinia gardneriana[4]
Guarea macrophylla[4]
Meliosma sellowii[4]
Miconia cabucu[4]
Nectandra megapotamica (sweetwood)[4]
Ocotea catharinensis[4]
Persea alba[4]
Phytolacca dioica[4]
Podocarpus sellowii[4]
Tapirira guianensis[4]
Virola gardneri (nutmeg)[4]
Xylopia brasiliensis[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alouatta guariba guariba (brown howler monkey)1
Amazona vinacea (Vinaceous-breasted Amazon)1
Antilophia galeata (Helmeted Manakin)1
Artibeus lituratus (great fruit-eating bat)2
Baillonius bailloni (saffron toucanet)4
Baryphthengus ruficapillus (Rufous-capped Motmot)1
Brotogeris tirica (Plain Parakeet)2
Cacicus haemorrhous (Red-rumped Cacique)1
Callithrix kuhlii (Weid's black-tufted-ear marmoset)1
Callithrix penicillata (black-pencilled marmoset)2
Carpornis cucullata (Hooded Berryeater)2
Carpornis melanocephala (Black-headed Berryeater)2
Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's Thrush)1
Celeus flavescens (Blond-crested Woodpecker)1
Cerdocyon thous (Crab-eating Fox)1
Chaetomys subspinosus (bristle-spined rat)1
Euryoryzomys russatus (intermediate rice rat)3
Forpus xanthopterygius (Blue-winged Parrotlet)1
Forpus xanthopterygius crassirostris (Amazon blue-winged parrotlet)1
Leontopithecus rosalia (golden lion tamarin)2
Lipaugus lanioides (Cinnamon-vented Piha)4
Lutreolina crassicaudata (Lutrine Opossum)1
Micoureus demerarae (Woolly Mouse Opossum)1
Myiodynastes maculatus (Streaked Flycatcher)1
Orthogonys chloricterus (Olive-green Tanager)1
Oxyruncus cristatus (Sharpbill)1
Penelope obscura (Dusky-legged Guan)1
Penelope superciliaris (Rusty-margined Guan)3
Pionopsitta pileata (Pileated Parrot)1
Platyrrhinus lineatus (white-lined broad-nosed bat)1
Procnias nudicollis (Bare-throated Bellbird)2
Pyroderus scutatus (Red-ruffed Fruitcrow)6
Pyrrhura frontalis (Reddish-bellied Parakeet)5
Pyrrhura leucotis (White-eared Parakeet)1
Ramphastos dicolorus (Green-billed Toucan)6
Ramphastos vitellinus (Channel-billed Toucan)7
Saguinus oedipus (cotton-top tamarin)1
Sapajus apella (brown capuchin)1
Schistochlamys ruficapillus (Cinnamon Tanager)1
Selenidera maculirostris (Spot-billed Toucanet)6
Tangara cayana (Burnished-buff Tanager)1
Tapirus terrestris (South American tapir)1
Tersina viridis (Swallow Tanager)1
Thraupis sayaca (Sayaca Tanager)1
Tityra cayana (Black-tailed Tityra)1
Triclaria malachitacea (Blue-bellied Parrot)2
Trogon viridis (White-tailed Trogon)1
Turdus albicollis (White-necked Thrush)1
Turdus flavipes (Yellow-legged Thrush)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Zoological Garden Prague


South America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Ecology and conservation of the jacutinga Pipile jacutinga in the Atlantic forest of Brazil, Mauro Galetti, Paulo Martuscelli, Fábio Olmos and Alexandre Aleixo, Biological Conservation Volume 82, Issue 1, October 1997, Pages 31-39
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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