Blue-throated Piping Guan!
A common and secretive bird at the same time: the Blue-throated Piping Guan.
The Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumansensis) is just like the Spix's Guan a bird that you can see quite easy in Kabalebo, but at the same time you have to put some effort in your search to spot.
A secretive bird, one that also seldom touches the ground but rather feels at home between the dense vegetation. Trees covered with lots of branches or vines are their favorite hiding spots.
The Blue-throated Piping Guan is also called the White-headed Piping Guan and is locally known as the Wet' Ede Marai. Just like the Spix's Guan also favored for their meat.
I have seen these Guans either alone, in pairs or in a small group. They are always seen near or in a tree or palm full of fruits, berries or seeds. Insects also do well on their menu list.
As seen in the pictures above, the Blue-throated Piping Guan feels right at home between the dense vegetation. Quite often really quiet and they are also capable to sit still for a long time. The dropping of the seeds or berries are usually the culprit when trying to find this guan.
Also interesting to know is when it is flying or gliding away to its next destination, its wings makes a rattling sound. More like shuffling a deck of cards. You can hear the sound they make and also when they fly away. Enjoy!
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