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Cauca guan

(Penelope perspicax)

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Description

Penelope perspicax is a bird speciesfrom the genus Penelope of the Cracidae family It covers the western slopes of the western and central Andes in Colombia,in the departments of Cauca,Valle del Cauca and Quindio at an altitude of 700-1800 meters.A great bird,about 76 centimeters long,is similar to turkeys,with thin neck and small head.Forest bird,is arboreal and builds a tree nest

Taxonomic tree:

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