Northern-helmeted-curassow
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Pauxi
Species:pauxi

This bird was once extremely rare in captivity, but there are now more than 100 in collections around the world, almost all captive bred. This population is important as this species is endangered, with a wild population of less than 3,000 in the mountains of Colombia and Venezuela. Several have recently hatched at the DWA. The bizarre blue “helmet” is actually part of the skull.