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Yellow-knobbed Curassow

Crax daubentoni

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

 

Fun Animal Facts

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. 

 

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Males have yellow knobs on their beaks while females do not

Distributional rangeDistributional range in South America