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59â€“65 cm (23Â¼-25Â½ in); female large than male
Some authorities recognise 3 subspecies; P. n. nigra, P. n. dickeyi and P. n. rufescens
They are mainly found in establish cloud and pine-oak forests. Also they can sometimes be found in secondary forests and pine plantations.
Their main diet consists of berries, fruit and leaves, with the addition of some animal material, such as mice, salamanders and fresh water crabs.
They construct their nest from leaves, twigs and rootlets and placed in a tangle of vines about 15m above ground. The clutch contains 1 or two white eggs, incubated by the female for 25-28 days. The young are precocial and leave the nest within a 24 hours.
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