Black-fronted Piping-guan (Pipile jacutinga) - HBW 2, p. 353
French: Pénélope à front noir
Spanish: Pava Yacutinga
Other common names: White-crested Piping-guan
Taxonomy: Penelope jacutinga Spix, 1825, between Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.
All members of Pipile have been placed in genus Aburria, and in past even in Penelope. Present species is most distinctive Pipile; has been considered to form superspecies with other members of genus, or even to be conspecific with them. P. cujubi was formerly considered race of present species. Range of present species meets P. cumanensis in E Paraguay, with no evidence of interbreeding. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Brazil (S Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul), NE Argentina (Misiones and adjacent NE Corrientes) and SE Paraguay. Has disappeared from most of former range, and now very localized.
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VideosSee all 14 videos
A group of birds, one of them with the crest raised Locality Parque das Aves, Iguaçu National Park, Paraná State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 10 May 2005 10 years ago 49 sec 4.8
A bird drinking water from a stream near Iguazu, Argentina. Locality Misiones Province, Argentina
German Pugnali 10 September 2007 7 years ago 38 sec 4.7
An individual perching on trees near the River Uruguai. Locality Misiones Province, Argentina
German Pugnali 4 January 2007 7 years ago 30 sec 4.7
A bird in a group, preening Locality Parque das Aves, Iguaçu National Park, Paraná State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 10 May 2005 10 years ago 31 sec 4.3
A bird in a tree, preening Locality Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp grayi)
Anna Motis 26 August 2004 9 years ago 16 sec 4.1
Three birds, one of them feeding on leaves Locality Parque das Aves, Iguaçu National Park, Paraná State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 10 May 2005 10 years ago 23 sec 4.1
PhotosSee all 28 photos
A vision that is becoming more rare every year. Both Piping-guan and the palmito where it feeds are endangered.
Locality Rio Preto, Itanhaém, São Paulo State, Brazil
Bruno Lima 8 April 2013 2 years ago 4.7
Portrait of a adult bird.
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 5 July 2010 3 years ago 4.4
An adult perched at the tree it was feeding itself
Locality Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Fernando Farias 28 March 2015 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Rob Belterman 17 March 2009 5 years ago 4.2
Locality Misiones Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Mariano Ordóñez 15 January 2014 1 year ago 4.2
An adult with a chick.
Locality Iguazú Falls, Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 5 December 2012 3 years ago 4.2