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Blue-throated piping guan

Pipile cumanensis
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
Northeast parts of South America
Various types of tropical forest, on the margins of water or open land

Blue-throated piping guans are mostly herbivorous birds, eating fruit, flowers, and leaves.  They also eat snails and other invertebrates if the opportunity arises.  During the breeding season they forage in pairs.  That’s also when they are most noisy.  They join into groups of around 12 birds for the rest of the year.

Blue-throated piping guans reach maturity between 5 to 6 years old.  They build a nest of twigs high up in the canopy and lay around 3 eggs.  Not much is known about their development.