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Horned guan

(Oreophasis derbianus)

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Description

The horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus) is a large,approximately 85 cm long,turkey-like bird with glossed black upperparts plumage,red legs,white iris,yellow bill and a red horn on top of head.The breast and upper belly are white,and its long tail feathers are black with white band near base.Both sexes are similar.The young is duller with smaller horn,and has brown tail and wings. The only member in monotypic genus Oreophasis,the horned guan is distributed in humid mountain forests of southeast Mexico-(Chiapas) and Guatemala of Central America.It is found in altitude up to 3,350 metres.Its diet consists mainly of fruits,green leaves and invertebrates.The female usually lays up to two eggs

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Cracidae
Genus:Oreophasis
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