IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Spix's guan

Spix's guan (Penelope jacquacu) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Its estimated global range is approximately 5,000,000 km² and is common in at least parts of this range. It is therefore considered a least concern species by the IUCN.[2]

The common name commemorates the German naturalist Johann Baptist von Spix (1782-1826).[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Penelope jacquacu". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2004). "Penelope jacquacu". 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2007-07-19. [dead link]
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 319. 


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