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Common Piping Guan

Aburria cumanensis grayi

Galliformes - Cracidae - Chacalaca, Guan & Curassow

Common Piping Guan - Adult

© Louise Peat

Common Piping Guan - AdultCommon Piping Guan - Juvenile

Distribution: SE Peru, Amazonian NC & E Bolivia, SW Brazil and NE Paraguay.

Habitat: Humid , semi-deciduous and gallery forest.

Diet: Palm fruits, flowers; figs and snails have been found in stomachs.

Breeding: Nest built of twigs, placed in dense canopy vegetation.

Clutch size: 3 eggs.

Incubation: Around 24 days


Protocol from Cotswold Wildlife Park

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Protocol established 2010
Used on 3 individuals
Success rate 100.00%


Protocol used for at least 5 individuals with over 75% success 
Used by 2 or more institutions 
Points on minimizing imprinting 
Birds went on to produce fertile eggs 
Birds went on to successfully parent rear 

Warning points

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Del Hoya, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds. (1994). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol 2. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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