Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Guans, Chachalacas and Allies :: Crested Guan

Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens

Described by: Wagler (1830)
Alternate common name(s): Purple Guan, Purplish Guan
Old scientific name(s): Penelope cristata


La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica - Mar 10, 2000 © Joseph W. Hammond  Corcovado National Park, Puntarenas, Costa Rica - 2004 © R. Hays Cummins  Lake Arenal, Costa Rica - 2004 © R. Hays Cummins  Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica - Nov, 2003 © Lou Hegedus  near Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica - Oct 28, 2006 © Elidier Vargas 
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N. Central America to nw. South America;
(1) Ne. and nw. Mexico (Sinaloa and Tamaulipas s. along both slopes including Cozumel Is.) and Belize (Blue Hole National Park) to Honduras and Nicaragua.
(2) S. Honduras, Costa Rica (La Selva Biological Station, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal) to Panama and nw. Colombia.
(3) N. Colombia to e. Venezuela and Ecuador.


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Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica - Date unknown Source: Dan Mennill


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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