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Re-released curassows may already be breeding in Brazil

14 December, 2007 - 00:00 -- World Land Trust
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Red-billed Currasows

We recently received this letter from Christine Steiner, who is working on a Red-billed Curassow project at REGUA, Brazil:

"Yesterday we saw two males and we heard both emitting their typical vocalization of reproduction (Wooooooooooooooop), a loud sound very similar to the sound of a 'bottle in the wind' (what a strange comparison..!)."

This is great news, and indicates that the area in the REGUA reserve, where the captive-bred currasows have been released, provides a good habitat for them. Christine and her project team hadn't expected the birds to begin reproducing until next autumn!

Christine continued: "We will keep our fingers crossed, and hope they find females (there are 2 in the vicinity)! It will be wonderful to find nests this breeding season!"

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