Pairing takes place in August, but the fawns are not born till the following May.
For its production and metallurgy see Sydney Fawns, Tin Deposits of the World; A.
A cursory inspection of the bird, which is not unfrequently brought alive to Europe, its size, and its enormous bill and talons, at once suggest the vast powers of destruction imputed to it, and are enough to account for the stories told of its ravages on mammals - sloths, fawns, peccaries and spidermonkeys.
Bucks and does live apart except during the pairingseason; and the doe produces one or two, and sometimes three fawns at a birth.
Although new-born fawns are spotted, the adults are in the main uniformly coloured; the general tint of the coat at all seasons being reddish tawny with a more or less marked tendency to grey.