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The Great Curassow or Hocofaisan is a very large ground bird of about 100 cm in height and 11 pounds in weight. This is the male which is black with a curly crest, a white belly and a large yellow knobby growth on the beak.
On exhibition in the Sumidero Canyon National Park as a native bird of Chiapas.
This species is the only member of the Cracid Family which extends as far north as southern Mexico. They are tropical and feed on fruits and arthropods.