Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crested "Quam"

Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens) by Frank Buck, copyright 2011

The guan, or quam as it is called in Belize, is another of the un-shy game birds Frank Buck photographed during his December stay at Chan Chich Lodge. And it is true that this big chicken-like bird is scarce to exterminated in many areas of its range. Not so at Chan Chich Lodge, thanks to the good protection of the Gallon Jug Estate.

If you'd like to see a Crested Guan, look up ... and listen. The quam is a noisy bird that likes tree tops in forested areas. It often creates quite a disturbance, which, at Chan Chich anyway, makes it fairly easy to find.


  1. Carolyn, Your blog is always so interesting!! Wow, what a great time we had in Belize last week and I must say the highlight was spending time with you and Bruce! Thanks so much for sharing so much of your expertise and experiences of your life there!! Intriguing to all of us! Deedee

  2. Thanks Deedee! Gosh, I've replied already to your comment and somehow, it simply doesn't appear. Even though it looks and says "ok." Well, I'll repeat again how nice it was to spend time with you and all the "Stiles & Lillian group" members a week ago. Til next year!