Helmeted curassows have dark plumage with a blue-green gloss across their back and breast, as well as a white belly and red bill. During the day, pairs and small family groups forage together for fallen fruit, seeds, grasses, and small vertebrates and invertebrates.
Interesting Fact 1
Helmeted curassows were named after the blueish-gray casque on their head, which resembles a helmet.
Interesting Fact 2
They tend to stay hidden in forest undergrowth during the day and are most active at twilight.
Interesting Fact 3
Like domestic chickens, these birds often eats small stones to help with the digestion of seeds and nuts.
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