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White-crested guan

(Penelope pileata)

Description

The white-crested guan is a large bird and grows to a length of about 80 centimetres (31 in).It has a long crest of white feathers which gives it its name,bluish cheeks,black upper parts glossed with green,dark reddish-brown underparts and a long black tail.The voice is a raucous cackle,"eh-uh" or "u u u u u".

Taxonomic tree:

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