Some birds have fleshy growths hanging or protruding from the head or the neck. When these are a normal part of their anatomy, they are called caruncles. Caruncles are often made of bare skin, though some may have a sparse covering... Read more »
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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Today's new Birdorable is the White-winged Guan! The White-winged Guan is a critically endangered species found in a small area of Peru. They live around ravines and feed on things like seeds, fruit, leaves, and other plant matter. White-winged Guans were thought to... Read more »