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
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RangeN. 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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