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guan

 (gwän)
n.
Any of several large game birds of the family Cracidae, native to tropical forests of Central and South America and resembling the curassows.

[American Spanish, from Kuna (Chibchan language of Panama and northern Colombia) kwama or Miskito kwamu or a kindred indigenous source.]
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guan

(ɡwɑːn)
n
(Animals) any gallinaceous bird of the genera Penelope, Pipile, etc, of Central and South America: family Cracidae (curassows)
[C18: from American Spanish]
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guan

(gwɑn)

n.
any of various long-tailed gallinaceous birds of the family Cracidae, inhabiting New World tropical forests.
[1735–45; < one or more American Indian languages of the Caribbean coast]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guan - any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidaeguan - any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
Cracidae, family Cracidae - curassows; guans; chachalacas
piping guan - a kind of guan
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Our hypothesis predicts that with additional supply of anthropogenic food, the sighting number of guans by km and resting time of this bird is be greater when compared to another area of the forest where this intervention does not occur.
Although the observations and counts have been made in different days and distant points along the tracks, the guans were not tagged, so we are not sure if all records were from different birds.
Densities and encounter rates for both guans are more or less stable in areas with low hunting, where the pressure is distributed over several species, so that guans are only hunted occasionally.
However, in the case of guans, extension of preferred habitats and competition between species of more or less similar size and habits might be taken into account when comparing sites (Remsen & Cardiff 1990).
Additionally, on 10 June 2008, we observed a group of three guans a few meters the monitoring station, which confirms, on different dates, the presence of more than one individual of this species in the area.
Family Cracidae (chachalacas, guans, and curassows).
One goal is to establish a population of 40 white-winged guans in the reserve by 2007.
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