Studies of horned curassow Pauxi unicornis in Bolivia

Guy Cox, J. M. Read, R. O.S. Clarke, V. S. Easty

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Observations of the Horned Curassow Pauxi unicornis in Amboró National Park, depto. Santa Cruz, Bolivia, allowed us to assess the status of a species whose habits in the wild were virtually unknown. Vocalizations, including call notes and the deep booming song, are described. Density was estimated by counting booming birds in the breeding season using a three-hide triangulation method. The study showed birds to be aggregated in one part of the study area. A nest of was found and the incubating female was observed for nine days: the individual incubated alone, left the nest at night, and returned at first light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-211
Number of pages13
JournalBird Conservation International
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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