Great Curassow Male cm, g; female cm, g. Crest very well developed; this and prominent knob on bill separate male of. Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd. Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. Hunting pressure and. Learn more about the Great curassow – with amazing Great curassow videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

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This species has a similar voice to several other curassows, its call consisting of a “peculiar” lingering whistle.

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Whilst subsistence hunters normally take only crrax bird at a time and are thought to have relatively little impact on populations, the existence of commercial hunting in certain areas is of greater concern, since this typically involves taking entire groups of curassows in one go, which could rapidly lead to local extinctions The male curassow leads his family and whistles when there are signs of danger.

Additionally they may scrape the ground in search of insects or small animals.

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Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Xrax is the most massive and heavy species in the family but its fubra is matched by a few other cracids. Undoubtedly, they have this inclination in order to repel natural predators, from both themselves and their offspring. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.


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The ancestral great curassows then spread along the Pacific side of the Andes, and into Central America during the Pliocene and Pleistocene [8] as part of the Great American Interchange. Curassows, Guans and Chachalacas.

The female may carry chicks away from danger in their first few days of life. Wattled curassow Crax globulosa. Booming song, given only by males The great curassow rrubra not immediately endangered because it rbra has a wide distribution, but it has undergone considerable decline as a result of hunting and habitat loss, and is becoming increasingly dependent for survival upon a few well-maintained reserves 10 Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive.

Crest very well developed; this and prominent knob on bill separate male of present species Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. The female lays 2 white eggs which take around a month to hatch. Their lifespan in captivity has reached at least 24 years.

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Great curassow range The nominate subspeciesC. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

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Please leave this field empty. They have long rbura up to 24 years! The great curassow is the most northerly Crax species. Retrieved from ” https: When a potential predator is near their offspring, curassows have been noted to engage in a distraction displayfeigning injury. The Wilson Bulletin67 2: Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.


Crax rubra Linnaeus Great curassow biology Like other curassows, this large forest bird spends much of its time stalking about on the forest floor in search of fallen fruits, berries and seeds, as well as large insects and the occasional small animal 4 6. Rubga Conservation Guide – The males are a lustrous rubta or black, and have white bellies. This species is gregarious, occurring in groupings of up to a dozen birds, though occasionally birds can be seen alone.

The rarer subspecies, C. In this species, standard measurements are as follows: X Close Image credit.

As the Colombian Andes were uplifted around 6 mya, this species’ ancestors were cut off from the population to their southeast. Retrieved 26 November This species has proven to produce fertile hybrids with its closest living relative, the blue-billed rubrraand also with the much more distantly related black curassow.

Fact Great curassows can live for up to 24 years in the wild!

Its population seems either to have been slowly increasing since the s, or to be fluctuating at a low level; it is vulnerable craz hurricanes. You Might Also Like