Saturday, January 27, 2018

Crested Guan

Crested Guans visited the bird feeders at the Arenal Observatory Lodge on 10 July 2017. They are found from Mexico to northern South America. Curiously, DNA research suggests that guans are most closely related to Australian megapodes (Handbook of Birds of the World). 

Where hunted, Crested Guans can be elusive and hard to see. Where protected, like in Costa Rican national parks, these large birds can become quite tame. These arboreal birds visited the lodge bird feeders. They also travel in flocks as they search for fruits.

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