Common Piping Guan

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Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Cracidae
Binomial Aburria pipile / Pipile pipile*
Wikipedia Trinidad Piping Guan*
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The Denver Zoo has a Common Piping Guan in the Aquatics Room of Bird World. The Piping Guan is elderly and has chronic arthritis in his feet.



*The zoo lists the species as Comon Piping Guan Aburria pipile, "Aburria" being the earliest name used, AKA "senior synonym". The International Ornithologists' Union (IOC) lists it as Pipile pipile and recommends it be called "Trinidad" in place of "Common". The Catalog of life agrees with the Zoo's Aburria pipile.