Bird of the Month December: Horned Curassow

  December   Horned Curassow Scientific name: Pauxi unicornis Spanish name: Paujil Copete de Piedra/ Pilisto Status: Critically Endangered (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Elusive bird species present in wet lower Yungas ecoregion and foothill forests. Mostly solitary and very difficult to detect when not singing. Sings…

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Six thousand macaws saved by Armonía’s alternative feather program

Armonía’s educational program empowers the Moxeño native communities to protect the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaws by promoting the use of alternative feathers for the traditional Moxeño headdresses used in the machetero ritual dances. Since 2010, Armonía and Moxeño communities have saved over 6000 Macaw individuals of four macaw species and…

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