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What is a White-winged Guan

What is a White-winged Guan

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The White-winged Guan is endemic to the foothills of the Andean mountain range of the Tumbesina region in northwestern Peru, where it inhabits dry wooded slopes and ravines. This historic bird was first discovered in 1876, and this rare species was believed to have been extinct for nearly a century. However, the Peruvian Gustavo del Solar and the American biologist John O'Neill rediscovered the bird in 1977 in the rugged canyons of the Peruvian Andes. The White-winged Guan lives on dry wooded slopes and ravines from 300 to 900 meters in altitude. It prefers valleys with permanent water and dry deciduous forest with dense cover. It can frequent cultivated areas where it can find food. Formerly, this species was found in coastal forests and mangroves where it spent the warm hours of m...