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Chachalacas, Guans and Curassows (Cracidae)

Black-fronted Piping-guan (Pipile jacutinga) - HBW 2, p. 353

French: Pénélope à front noir German: Schwarzmaskenguan 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.