Pauxi koepckeae Weske & Terborgh, 1971

Sira curassow



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pauxi unicornis koepckeae Weske & Terborgh, 1971


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Peru (southeastern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Weske, John S. and Terborgh, John W. (1971). A new subspecies of the curassow of the genus Pauxi from Peru. The Auk 88(2): 233-238.

Other references:

Beirne, Christopher, Pillco-Huarcaya, Ruthmery, Serrano-Rojas, Shirley Jennifer and Whitworth, Andrew. (2017). Terrestrial camera traps: essential tool for the detection and future monitoring of the Critically Endangered Sira curassow Pauxi koepckeae. Endangered Species Research 32: 145-152.

BirdLife International. (2014). Pauxi koepckeae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T45090459A45090890. Downloaded on 26 May 2016.

Collar, N. J.; Gonzaga, L. P.; Krabbe, N.; Madroño Nieto, A.; Naranjo, L. G.; Parker, T. A.; Wege, D. C. 1992. Threatened birds of the Americas: the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.

Gastañaga, M. (2005). Southern Horned Curassow (Pauxi unicornis koepckeae) conservation project in Sira Mountains, Peru (October 2005): education project report. Armonia, Bolivia.

Gastañaga, M. (2006). Peruvian Horned Curassow (Pauxi unicornis koepckeae) rediscovered in the Sira Mountains, Peru. Bull. Cracid Spec. Grp. 22: 15-18.

Gastañaga, M., Hennessey, A. B. and MacLeod, R. (2007). Rediscovery of Southern Horned Curassow Pauxi unicornis koepckeae in Cerros del Sira, Peru. Cotinga 28: 63-66.

Gastañaga, M.C., MacLeod, R., Brooks, D.M. & Hennessey, B. 2011. Distinctive morphology, ecology, and first vocal descriptions of Sira Curassow (Pauxi [unicornis] koepckeae): evidence for species rank. Ornitohologia Neotropical 22: 267-279.

Mee, A.; Ohlson, J.; Stewart, I.; Wilson, M.; Örn, P.; Ferreyra, J. D. (2002). The Cerros del Sira revisited: birds of submontane and montane forest. Cotinga 18: 46-57. [relevant citation?]


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