|Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)
These large birds weigh almost 3 kilos and are found in humid forest and at the edges of woodland.
They are sexually dimorphic as can be seen from these photos with the male all black apart from his very white belly and yellow bill and cere. The female looks very different with extensive barring on her upperparts, rufous chest and belly and bright red legs.
|They feed on seeds, flowers and fruit that have fallen to the ground. At night they often roost in trees, as seen in the third photo, where they are safer from predators such as Jaguar.|