Bare-faced Curassow Crax fasciolata

Bare-faced Curassow male
Bare-faced Curassow pair
The Bare-faced Curassow is a about the size of a heavy pheasant, to which curassows are related. They spend more time in trees than pheasants do. They come from Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and northern Argentina. The male (above) has black plumage with a curly crest, a bright yellow patch on the base of the beak and a white underbelly. The female (below) has thin white bars on her black plumage and a white crown mottled with black curls to give her greater camouflage. She also doesn't have the bright yellow on her black beak.
Bare-faced Curassow female
Bare-faced Curassow female
There are three regional subspecies.
Bare-faced Curassow pair
Bare-faced Curassow female The male's white vent and the female's yellow undercarriage.
Bare-faced Curassow