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Tapichalaca, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, 12 June 2019
Penelope barbata


55 cm (21¾ in)

  • Grey head and throat, small red wattle on throat
  • Dark brown body with grey speckles on breast and belly
  • Rufous terminal band on tail
  • Grey bill
  • Pink legs


South America: found locally in the Andes of southern Ecuador (but not on the east slope) and in the western Andes of northwestern Peru.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies inexpectata is usually considered invalid[2]

Bearded Guan is considered by some to be a subspecies of Band-tailed Guan[2]


Both humid and dry montane cloud forests.



Their main diet consists of fruit, with the addition of some leaves and flowers.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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