Rusty-margined guan

The rusty-margined guan (Penelope superciliaris) is a species of bird in the family Cracidae, which includes the chachalacas, guans, and curassows. It is found in the dry regions of northeast Brazil, the cerrado and caatinga, as well as southeast Brazil; also the pantanal and the adjacent southeast Amazon Basin. It is also found in eastern Paraguay with extreme northeast Argentina, and eastern Bolivia in the Pantanal.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. If not hunted, it tolerates human proximity well and can be found even in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in places such as the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden as well as in the adjoining Tijuca Forest.[3]

Rusty-margined guan
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Genus: Penelope
P. superciliaris
Binomial name
Penelope superciliaris
Temminck, 1815
  • P. s. jacupemba (Spix, 1825)
  • P. s. major (Bertoni, 1901)
  • P. s. superciliaris (Temminck, 1815)


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Penelope superciliaris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Frisch, Johan Dalgas & Frisch, Christian Dalgas, Aves Brasileiras e Plantas que as atraem, São Paulo, authors' edition, 3rd. ed., 2005, ISBN 85-85015-07-1, pp.58/59
  3. ^ José Felipe Monteiro Pereira, Aves e Pássaros Comuns do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Technical Books Editora, 2008, ISBN 978-85-61368-00-5, p. 47

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