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Aburria aburri (Wattled Guan)

Wikipedia Abstract

The wattled guan (Aburria aburri) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is a fairly large black cracid with blue-based, black-tipped beak and a long, red-and-yellow wattle. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The wattled guan is a fairly shy species that is mostly seen when it perches on the outer edge of the canopy from a distance. Like many tropical forest birds, it is heard more often than seen. It is threatened by habitat destruction and the IUCN has assessed its conservation status as being "near threatened".
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.26826
EDGE Score: 2.14435


Adult Weight [1]  3.02 lbs (1.37 kg)
Female Weight [3]  2.921 lbs (1.325 kg)
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  100 %


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dallas World Aquarium
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
Parque Zoologico Santa Fe
Zoo of Antwerp

Range Map


External References


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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
3Delacour, J. and Amadon, D. 1973. Curassows and Related Birds. American Museum of Natural History, New York
4Aguaruna Knowledge of Bird Foraging Ecology: A comparison with scientific data, Kevin Jernigan and Nico Dauphiné, Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:093-106 (2008)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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