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Yellow-knobbed Curassow

Crax daubentoni

Habitat: Tropical rainforests

Range: Venezuela and Colombia in South America

Natural Diet: Fruits, leaves, seeds, insects and spiders

Status in the Wild: Near Threatened

 

Animal Facts

The yellow-knobbed curassow is large ground-dwelling bird with a fascinating crest. The males have a yellow fleshy knob located above their  beak while the females do not. Nests are usually built on forest floors. Females lay two eggs in a clutch during the breeding season in spring.

Conservation: The species is considered Near Threatened because they only exist in the wild in small populations in north Venezuela and north-east Colombia. Their free-ranging population numbers are estimated to be 40,000 individuals. The major threat to their survival is hunting and conversion of their home range into agricultural lands. 

 

 

Males have yellow knobs on their beaks while females do not

Distributional range in South America