Locally known as the Powis, the Black Curassow spends most of its time on the forest floor in search of fruit and insects.  The large gamebird has a glossy black coat, curly crest and a brillant yellow beak.

Black Curassow (Crax alector) in the Iwokrama Rainforest Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www. kesterclarke.net)
Black Curassow (Crax alector) in the Iwokrama Rainforest Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www. kesterclarke.net)

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