White-winged Guan

About the White-winged Guan
White-winged Guan
The White-winged Guan is a large critically endangered species of bird found in northwestern parts of Peru where it lives in ravine habitats. They feed on plant material like fruits, flowers, leaves, and seeds.

White-winged Guans have a mostly black plumage, with a green iridescence. The wing primary feathers are white, giving the species its common name. The bare skin on the face is purple and it has a reddish wattle.

It was thought to be extinct before being rediscovered in 1977. There were no known records of the bird being alive for about a hundred years prior to rediscovery. As of 2017 the species is considered to be critically endangered with threats including habitat destruction and hunting.
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