Archive for 'Cracidae'

Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)

After being hunted countless years by humans, the curassow is still nervous in the presence of humans even in protected areas. This one exhibited somewhat normal behavior despite my presence, but I was on a boat on the river and very far away so I was perhaps only closing in on the comfort zone.

Dusky-legged Guan (Penelope obscura)

Several birds roam the garden of Hotel do Ype, and I also found one with chicks. In the dense forest they are much harder to see, but they are very much heard! In this posture the red dewlap is not visible, and and it’s not easy to see what kind of bird it is right […]

Spix’s Guan (Penelope jacquacu)

There’s a particular palm with small fruits growing around the rooms of Cristalino Jungle Lodge, and they are irresistible to the guans. When in fruit, you’ll most definitely encounter the guans picking berries.

Red-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cujubi)

There are a lot of this species of palm in the garden of Cristalino Jungle Logde, so you can enjoy the different birds eating the fruits when you walk to and from your room. The small fruit is easy picking for all sized birds, and you’ll most likely encounter the perhaps largest of them all […]

Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)

I heard the vocalizations of the male and female long before I was able to see them. I was on the river that runs through Fazenda San Fransico and was slowly moving towards the sounds in the forest. This is the male. They were in the dense and for me dark forest, and was only […]

Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis)

I saw the species in Madidi as well, and although not really disturbed by my presence they are hard to see in the clear as the jungle in Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is dense and dark. On the ground they prefer more distance and are harder still to see or photograph. Listed by IUCN […]

Spix’s Guan (Penelope jacquacu)

The second species of Guan I saw in this park, and both in the trees. When on the ground they are quick to run and hard to see as there are few clearings in the dense jungle of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park.

Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis)

I never saw this species on ground, and thus never got a good shot. Not really disturbed by human presence, and some individuals just stared at me, the surroundings and me again. Then shifting position, and same procedure. But when I encountered them on the ground, they were usually quick to get some distance between […]