Black-fronted Piping Guan

About the 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.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 26 January 2018
Scientific Name
Pipile jacutinga
  • Galliformes
  • Cracidae
  • Papile
  • P. jacutinga
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Conservation Status
Endangered (as of 29 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
25 to 30 inches


From IUCN Red List:
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.

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Jacutinga
Chinese (汉语) 黑额鸣冠雉
Czech (Cesky) guan černočelý
Danish (Dansk) Sortpandet Fløjtehøne
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwartmaskergoean
Finnish (Suomi) mustaotsasaku
French (Français) Pénélope à front noir
German (Deutsch) Schwarzmaskenguan
Italian (Italiano) Guan fischiatore frontenera
Japanese (日本語) カオグロナキシャクケイ [kaoguronakishakukei]
Norwegian (Norsk) Svartpannehokko
Polish (Polski) grdacz czarnoczelny
Portuguese (Português) Jacutinga-do-sudeste
Russian (русский язык) Чернолобая абурри
Spanish (Español) Pava Yacutinga
Swedish (Svenska) svartpannad guan
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