Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Bare-faced curassow

Crax fasciolata

Naaktgezichthokko (Sclater's hokko)

The Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family, the chachalacasguanscurassows, etc. It is found in eastern-central and southern BrazilParaguay, and eastern Bolivia, and extreme northeast Argentina, in the cerradopantanal, and the southeastern region of the Amazon Basin.


This species inhabits humid, semi-deciduous and gallery forests, and is often recorded in woodland edges (del Hoyo 1994). The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. 1996).

 

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Above: a male in the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park, Brazil

 

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Above: female (left) and male in the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park, Brazil

 

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Above: female in the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park, Brazil

 

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Above: a couple of Bare-faced curassows in captivity (Netherlands)

 

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Above: a Bare-faced curassow skeleton

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