Rusty-margined Guan (Penelope superciliaris): Revise global status?

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2 Responses to Rusty-margined Guan (Penelope superciliaris): Revise global status?

  1. Alexander Lees says:

    1) Hunting may be having local impacts, but across much of its range in southern Brazil hunting impacts are now negligible and many large Cracids are now quite tame and habituated to people, hunting is unlikely to be driving declines but it may locally limit populations – most likely in areas where bushmeat is more important for local people (remote rural regions)
    2) The species occurs in a very wide variety of habitats and isn’t dependent on forest physiognomies, indeed, conceivably it may benefit from habitat modification in some areas and occupies a variety of human-modified landscapes with some tree cover.

    It seems unlikely that modeled habitat loss approximates to comparable population declines.

  2. Paul Smith says:

    In Paraguay the species seems to be doing fine and is able to persist even in fragmented forests where it is not persecuted. It has however disappeared from most fragments which experience hunting pressure.

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