Order
Galliformes
Family
Cracidae
Genus
Crax
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SPECIES

Red-billed Curassow Crax blumenbachii

Christine Steiner S. Bernardo
Version: 1.0 — Published June 17, 2011

Breeding

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Only the male constructs the nest, by using lianas and twisted branches. Other materials are not carried by the birds to built the nest. The female helps to complete the nest (Roberto Azeredo, personnal communication). The breeding period is from August to March and it varies across geographic areas. In captivity one female lays usually 2 eggs. The chicks hatch after 28 days and are cared by both parents for a minimum of 4 months (Roberto Azeredo, personnal communication, IBAMA 2004).

Recommended Citation

Bernardo, C. S. S. (2011). Red-billed Curassow (Crax blumenbachii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.rebcur1.01