Saturday, January 20, 2018

Great Curassow 2


The Arenal Observatory Lodge bird feeders hosted Great Curassows. The first photo is of a male. The second two are females, which come in three morphs—barred, dark and red. These curassows are found from eastern Mexico, through Central America, and along the Pacific Coast of Colombia and Ecuador. Costa Rica is one of the few countries where healthy populations persist. Elsewhere the birds are heavily hunted or captured for use as domestic fowl. Habitat destruction also threatens these birds. The Handbook of Birds of the World estimates that fewer than 40,000 individuals survive across their range.

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