April 3, 2017 – Helmeted Curassow or Northern Helmeted Curassow (Pauxi pauxi)

These curassows are found along the Andes in Venezuela and eastern Colombia. Their diet includes fallen fruit, seeds, insects, some plants, and small vertebrates. Often seen in small family groups foraging on the forest floor, they retreat to the trees to roost at night, or when startled. Females incubate the eggs and both parents probably care for the chicks. They are classified as Endangered by the IUCN because of their small population and declining numbers from hunting and loss of habitat.


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