Tropical Rainforest Animals
Crested Guan
Crested Guan
Class: Aves: Birds Diet: Fruit, seeds
Order: Galliformes: Gamebirds 
Size: body: 89 cm (35 in)
Family: Cracidae: Curassows Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Penelope purpurascens Habitat: lowland rainforest and drier areas
Range: Mexico, south to Venezuela, Ecuador

Size of Crested GuanPrimarily tree-living birds, crested guans forage in small groups up in the treetops, walking slowly along the branches and leaping across gaps. They will, however, come down to the ground to collect fallen fruit and seeds and to find drinking water. Male and female birds look alike. In the breeding season, guans perform a wing-drumming display. While in flight, the bird begins to beat its wings at twice the normal speed, producing a whirring sound that is maintained for several seconds. A bulky nest, sited in a tree, is made from twigs and lined with leaves. The usual clutch is 2 or 3 eggs, and the female guan does most of the incubation.

Range of Crested Guan
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