IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Very little data exists on the behaviour of the horned guan in the wild. Field studies suggest that this species may have a polygynous mating system, in which one male mates with around three to five females (5) (6). Breeding generally occurs in the beginning of the year and two eggs are laid (4). Nests may be located high in rainforest trees, for example, Ternoestroemia lineata (7). Fruit and leaves make up the majority of the diet (5), although invertebrates may also be eaten on occasion (4).


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