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Crax daubentoni (Yellow-knobbed Curassow)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-knobbed curassow (Crax daubentoni) is a large species of bird found in forest and woodland in Colombia and Venezuela. It feeds mainly on the ground, but flies up into trees if threatened. Its most striking features are its crest, made of feathers that curl forward, and the fleshy yellow knob at the base of its bill. Females lack this fleshy yellow knob, but otherwise resemble the male in the plumage, being overall black with a white crissum. The adult is 84-92.5 cm (33–37 in) and weighs about 2–3 kg (4.4-6.6 lbs). It eats fruits, leaves, seeds, and small animals. Unlike most other gamebirds, curassows nest off the ground, with both sexes helping in the construction. The female lays just 2 eggs - a tiny clutch compared to those of many ground-nesting gamebirds.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
32
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.66613
EDGE Score: 2.42765

Attributes

Forages - Canopy [1]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  20 %
Forages - Understory [1]  30 %
Forages - Ground [1]  30 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Incubation [2]  28 days
Male Weight [2]  6.746 lbs (3.06 kg)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cinaruco-Capanaparo National Park II 1664173 Venezuela  
Estación Biológica El Frío 57221 Venezuela  
Morrocoy National Park 63672 Venezuela  
Parque Nacional Henri Pittier National Park 218030 Venezuela  
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (incl. Tayrona NP) National Park II 1031303 Colombia  

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

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Distribution

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4DIET OF THE YELLOW-KNOBBED CURASSOW IN THE CENTRAL VENEZUELAN LLANOS, CAROLINA BERTSCH AND GUILLERMO R. BARRETO, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(4):767–777, 2008
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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