The Yellow-Knobbed Curassow (Crax daubentoni) is a large bird in the Cracidae family. It is a game bird.
Yellow-Knobbed Curassow is black with an area of white feathers on its rear – the area is called a crissum. It has a crest of curly feathers on its head. The feathers curl forward. The male has a fleshy yellow knob at the base of its beak. The female does not have a knob.
It grows to 84-92 centimetres (33-37 inches) tall.
It is found in woodlands and forest in Colombia and Venezuela in South America.
It feeds mainly on the ground, on seeds, leaves, and fruit.
Both the male and female make a nest off the ground in a low tree or bush. The female lays 2 eggs.
Location of photographs: Parc Zoologique de Paris in Bois de Vincennes, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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