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New record of a population of Penelope montagnii in the sector Orocué, El Tamá Natural National park, Colombia.

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We report a population of Penelope montagnii present in the National Natural Park Tama (PNN Tama), Colombia. During February 2008, we registered 40 individuals vocalizing and also directly observed 7 individuals of P. montagnii along the path El Arenal in the area of Orocue of the PNN Tama. The period when vocalizations were most frequent was between 4:30 – 5:30 hrs. This record confirms the presence of the species in the region and also suggests the need for longer-term studies aiming at estimating more precisely the size of this population. Finally, we recognize that the area of Orocue is a perfect place to carry out detailed studies on the vocalizations of P. montagnii, which would also contribute to the clarification of the taxonomy and systematics of such species.
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