Genus Pauxi

Helmeted Curassow - The Northern Helmeted Curassow, Pauxi pauxi is a large terrestrial black curassow with a small head, large bluish grey casque on forehead, red bill, white-tipped tail feathers, greenish glossed mantle and breast feathers, and white below. Both sexes are similar. The male, at 3.6 kg , is larger than the female, at 2.6 kg . Some rare rufous morph female has a black barred and reddish brown plumage. For some time, it also contained the Southern Helmeted Curassow taxa as subspecies and was simply known as the Helmeted Curassow. Nowadays its southern congener is considered a distinct species P. unicornis.


Horned Curassow - The Southern Helmeted Curassow is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in Bolivia and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Order : Galliformes
Family : Cracidae
Genus : Pauxi