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Wattled Curassow A captive specimen in The National Aviary, Pittsburgh, USA.<br />
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Native habitat is the rainforests in the western Amazon basin in South America. Sadly, populations are threatened in the wild. <br />
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Female, 85 cm in length Crax globulosa,Galliformes,Geotagged,The National Aviary Pittsburgh,United States,Wattled Curassow,Wattled curassow,bird,cracidae,fauna,vertebrate Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Wattled Curassow

A captive specimen in The National Aviary, Pittsburgh, USA.

Native habitat is the rainforests in the western Amazon basin in South America. Sadly, populations are threatened in the wild.

Female, 85 cm in length

    comments (4)

  1. Such an awesome bird! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Someone's had too long a session with the curling tongs! Amazing plumage isn't it. Posted 7 days ago
      1. It's nice, but amateurism compared to some females :)

        Great Curassow Female In the trails to Arenal Volcan, hidden in the tree tops. This is the female. She was with a male. The mle is all black. April, 2014. Costa Rica,Crax rubra,Geotagged,Great Curassow,Spring
        Posted 7 days ago, modified 7 days ago
        1. Ha ha, I concur! Posted 7 days ago

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The wattled curassow is a threatened member of the family Cracidae, the curassows, guans, and chachalacas. It is found in remote rainforests in the western Amazon basin in South America. Males have black plumage, except for a white crissum , with curly feathers on the head and red bill ornaments and wattles. Females and juveniles are similar but lack the bill ornamentation and have a reddish-buff crissum area. The wattled curassow is the most ancient lineage of the southern ''Crax'' curassows. In.. more

Similar species: Chicken-like Birds
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Nov 6, 2019. Captured Dec 14, 2014 14:40 in 700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm