Biodiversity catalog

Horned Guan
Oreophasis derbianus
pavo de cacho
Horned guan in the wild

Species IUCN Status


Projects (Locations)

carbonplus, forest, guatemala

The horned guan is a land-based bird, similar to a turkey, and it is identified by its black plumage, red feet, and distinctive red horn on the top of its head. The bird lives in mountain forests in Mexico and Guatemala and travels singly, in pairs and in small family groups. The horned guan is an endangered species, and currently the population is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as excessive hunting.