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Northern Helmeted Curassow

Pauxi pauxi

Curassows are closely related to chickens, pheasants and quails. There are 16 species.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Around 90cm
Weight: 2.6 – 3.7kg

habitat

Habitat

The helmeted curassow is found in subtropical forests in steep, mountainous regions of Colombia and Venezuela.

diet

Diet

They feed on fruit, nuts, buds and young leaves, and occasionally insects and small frogs. They feed mainly in the trees, only descending to the ground for fallen fruit or to scratch through leaf litter.

behaviour

Breeding

A clutch of 2 eggs is incubated for about a month and the young hatch with their wing feathers already well-developed. Within 4 or 5 days they can fly confidently.

threat

Conservation

Hunting and deforestation are major threats for this species. Although protected in most of its range, hunting still continues, and a community education project is underway to encourage protection.

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