Habitat: Evergreen and deciduous tropical forests
Range: Venezuela and Colombia in South America
Natural Diet: fruits, leaves, seeds, insects and spiders
Status in the Wild: Near Threatened
The Yellow-knobbed Curassow is large ground-dwelling birds with a fascinating crest. The male and female would have looked identical if it wasn’t for the yellow fleshy knob located above the male’s beak. The female lays two eggs in a clutch in a nest located on the forest floor. The nest is built by the male and female.
Conservation: The species is considered Near Threatened because the last remaining consists of a small population in north Venezuela and north-east Colombia. The population numbers are estimated to be 40,000 individuals. The major threat to their survival is hunting and conversion of their home range to rice fields.