Bearded Guan (Penelope barbata) - HBW 2, p. 347
French: Pénélope barbue
Spanish: Pava Barbuda
Taxonomy: Penelope barbata Chapman, 1921, Taraguacocha, Cordillera de Chilla, Ecuador.
Often considered a race of P. argyrotis, with which forms superspecies (see page 313). Recently suggested to be race of P. montagnii. Peruvian population has been awarded separate race, inexpectata, but validity doubtful, as distinguishing characters of plumage, especially vermiculated belly, also reported in recent specimens from Ecuador, and may be an immature feature. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Ecuador and adjacent NW Peru.
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Bird hidden in vegetation hoping the photographer would go away! Locality Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador
Ron Hoff 9 November 2012 15 weeks ago 29 sec 3.3
A bird perched on the top of a tree Locality Quebrada Honda, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 12 January 2007 6 years ago 12 sec 3.3