In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1guan masculinecrested guan — pavón cornudo masculine
- The mountain guan is an obligate primary-forest bird that has been extirpated from the forest within the last 10 to 20 years.
- One of the habituated birds I remember best was a piping guan - a chicken-sized bird normally found only in the highest treetops - that chose to nest only two yards from a building under construction.
- Furthermore, fruits in the forest canopy support a disproportionately high amount of bird biomass, because in general frugivores tend to be very large (e.g. guans, toucans, parrots, pigeons).
- Those who prefer altitude can climb the lodge's seven-story, 115-foot canopy tower and stop at each level to observe tanagers, jacamars, guans, and oropendulas in action.
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