|Red-billed Curassow (Crax
|Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brazil
The Red-billed Curassow is a Brazilian endemic confined to a few remnants of lowland Atlantic Rain Forest mainly in Espírito Santo. It is classified as Endangered by Birdlife International who estimate that there are less than 250 birds remaining.
|The male is black with a white crissum and undertail coverts, a black crest and red knob on the bill. The male in these photos does not have the red wattles that are shown in most illustrations. These might be more developed during the breeding season or this might be a young adult male still to develop its wattles. The female has a dark bill and a chestnut crissum and undertail coverts.|
|It spends most of its time on
the ground where it feeds on seeds, fruits and insects.
There is an excellent fact sheet on this species at Birdlife International.
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