French: Hocco alector German: Glattschnabelhokko Spanish: Pavón guayanés
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. erythrognatha
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1877 – E Colombia (Meta and Vichada S to R Caquetá) and Venezuela S of R Orinoco (except extreme E).
C. a. alector
Linnaeus, 1766 – extreme E Venezuela (W to Cerro de la Neblina), the Guianas and N Brazil N of R Amazon.
85–95 cm; male 2850–3750 g; female 2400–3425 g. Crest shorter and less dense than in other species of Crax. Essentially lacks bill knob and wattles... read more
Booming song is lower-pitched than that of Mitu salvini and consists of two parts “... read more
Humid terra firme forest and gallery forest, favouring thickets along rivers and tangled... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits (96·51% in one study in French Guiana); also some leaves, buds and shoots (2·83% together); invertebrates,... read more
Dec–Apr, during rainy season, in Surinam (coinciding with wet season); records of a nest with eggs in Apr and young in Mar, Jul and... read more
Presumably sedentary; home ranges seem to vary, perhaps according to available resources, from 57... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. In Colombia common, at least formerly, at E base of E Andes and in Macarena Mts; at latter locality, considered most abundant large bird on slopes and summits of... read more
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