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Black curassows

Crax alector

Black curassows are woodland birds and spend some of their life on the ground and some in trees. The often make their nests on the ground. Juveniles have well-functioning wing feathers and soon leave the nest.

The population of black curassows is sharply declining due to the destruction of its habitat areas.

Mainly fruit, but also leaves, buds, seedlings, invertebrates, flowers and mushrooms
South America
Life expectancy
12 years
90 cm
Incubation period
28-32 days
IUCN status
Vulnerable (VU)