Northern Helmeted Curassow

Population Status
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Northern Helmeted Curassow

Pauxi pauxi



Forages on the forest floor for grasses, seeds, and fallen fruit.


Mountainous regions and humid gorges with dense undergrowth; it is mainly confined to subtropical forests.


Lays 2 cream-colored eggs in a stick nest. Incubation lasts 30 days. After hatching, chicks are fed by their parents until they can forage on their own.

Did you know?

The use of its “helmet”, or casque, in traditional jewelry contributes to its endangered status.

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