Bare-faced curassow

Theme area:  El cañón de las aves
Scientific name:  Crax fasciolata
Class:  Birds
Continent:  South America
Habitat:  Tropical forest
Diet:  Omnivore
Weight:  2.2 - 5 kg
Size:  75 - 85 cm
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Males are identified by their characteristic curly crest and yellow beak.

It inhabits the forests of eastern Bolivia, Paraguay, northeastern Argentina and south-central Brazil.

They have a clear sexual dimorphism, males are black with a curly crest and yellow beak, while females are gray with white stripes.

It is a territorial species, socially monogamous, living alone or in pairs. Its nests are located high up in the treetops. They are built with small branches and sticks, and have dried leaves inside. The female is the only one to incubate two white eggs for 30 days, although both members of the pair actively care for the young.

Its diet is mainly fruit, although they also feed on small animals, especially insects. Due to this diet of fruit, they play a key ecological role through seed dispersal.

Their main threat is due to the continuous loss and fragmentation of their habitat and hunting.

Conservation status
Extinct
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

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it incubates two rough-shelled eggs for about 30 days?
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