Birds of Colombia

    GALLIFORMES: Cracidae (Chachalacas, Curassows and Guans)  
Genus: Crax (5 species, 7 worldwide)

Crax is one of two genus of Curassow, the largest 'gamebird' in tropical America, ranging from 75 to 90 cm. Male Crax curassow have knobbed bills. Curassow like


Blue-billed Curassow
Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) Male Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia  
   

Blue-billed Curassow
Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) Female Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia  
   

Black Curassow
Black Curassow (Crax alector erythrognatha) Vulnerable
Venezuela  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.

Yellow-knobbed Curassow
Yellow-knobbed Curassow (Crax daubentoni) Near Threatened
Caricuao, Venezuela
  Found in llanos ecosystem but more common in Venezuela.
   

Wattled Curassow
Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa) Endangered
San Martín de Amacayacu, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

Very rare and local. Note black tipped bill. Male has red knob on bill and wattle, and white belly. Female has simple bill and red belly.

Great Curassow
Great Curassow (Crax rubra) Immature Male Vulnerable
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

Great Curassow
Great Curassow (Crax rubra) Female Vulnerable
Zoo Ave, Alajuela, Costa Rica  
   


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