NAME: Highland Guan
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Penelopina nigra
RANGE: Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
- They like to live in tropical, subtropical moist rainforests.
- They are a solitary species even though they can be seen with its mate or family group.
- Males have a black and shiny plumage while females are brown with black stripes like wings.
- They are vulnerable to become endangered.
NAME: Crested Guan
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Penelopina purpurascens
RANGE: Ranges from the Yucatan Peninsula to the south of Mexico all the way to the costal regions of Ecuador Colombia and Venezuela.
- They are and arboreal forest species.
- Generally seen in pairs or groups of up to 12 individuals.
- They feed on fruit, seeds, leaves and insects.
- They are mostly active during sunrise and sunset time.
NAME: Northern Caracara
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Caracara cheriway
RANGE: Found in Cuba, south of the United States, Mexico, Central America and South America (Peru and North of Brazil) and the Caribbean.
- They prefer open areas, savannas, grasslands, cultivated areas, chaparral, beaches and evergreen deciduous forests.
- They are birds of prey.
- They are omnivorous scavenger, favoring flesh, but will also eat small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, crabs, insects, earthworms and birds.
- They will also steal food from other birds.
NAME: Great Curassow
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Crax Rubra
RANGE: From eastern Mexico throughout Central America, to western Colombia and northwest Ecuador.
- They favor rainforests.
- Their diet consists mainly of fruits, figs and arthropods.
- The male is black with a curly crest, a white belly, and a yellow knob on its bill.
- They are a monogamous species.
- Due to ongoing habitat loss and overhunting in some areas, the Great Curassow is evaluated as a threatened species.
NAME: White-Bellied Chachalaca
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ortalis leucogastra
RANGE: Found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.
- They live in subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.