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Northern Helmeted Curassow

Northern Helmeted Curassow

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Scientific Name:

Pauxi pauxi


Distribution

W Venezuela, N Colombia


Diet:

Mainly fallen fruits and seeds, also tender leaves and buds.


Facts

Habitat: Dense, wet, cool, montane forests.

Incubation: 34-36 days / 2 eggs

 

Social structure: Pairs or family groups of up to 6

 

Weight: male 3.7kl, female 2.6kg


Dimensions: 85-92cm


Estimated population in the wild: 1,500-4,000.


Lifespan: ~24


Threats: Deforestation, hunting for food or for its head casque that is used by the natives in necklaces.


IUCN Status: Endangered


Did you know that:

They have an unusual courtship ritual. The male will pick up a piece of food, and call to the female. If she comes, and takes the food then he is accepted.




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