Helmeted Curassow

Pauxi pauxi

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The helmeted curassow is the largest bird in its area, and gets its name from the bluish-grey casque on its forehead. In the wild, these birds can be found in pairs or small family groups. 

Unlike many other courtship rituals, the male will call out to a female when he has a choice food item held in his beak. If she takes the food offering, she has accepted the male.


Prefers fruits, leaves and berries, but may be found eating insects, small rodents and reptiles.
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