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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 primarily herbivorous birds, feeding on fruits, flowers, and leaves. They may also consume snails and other invertebrates if the opportunity presents itself. During the breeding season, they forage in pairs and become more vocal. Throughout the rest of the year, they form groups of approximately 12 birds.
Blue-throated piping guans reach maturity between the ages of 5 and 6 years. They construct nests made of twigs in the upper canopy of trees and typically lay around 3 eggs. Limited information is available regarding their development.