Black-fronted Piping Guan

About the Black-fronted Piping Guan
Black-fronted Piping Guan
The Black-fronted Piping Guan is a large bird found in forest habitat in parts of South America along the Atlantic coast.

Black-fronted Piping Guans have a mostly black plumage with a white wing patch and bushy white crest. They also have a distinct red throat wattle.

These birds are unfortunately endangered, due to habitat loss and other factors. They breed in captivity and conservationists are working on releasing birds from a captive breeding program.

Details & Statistics


The Black-fronted Piping Guan is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This Piping-guan qualifies as Endangered owing to the rapid and continuing reduction in numbers and habitat. Despite once being abundant, extensive habitat loss and heavy hunting pressure have extirpated the species from large parts of its former range and it is now very rare outside a few protected areas.

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