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Great Curassow or Hocofaisan

Crax rubra

Description:

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.

Habitat:

On exhibition in the Sumidero Canyon National Park as a native bird of Chiapas.

Notes:

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.

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4 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Thank you Kelly.

Kellyspubvista
Kellyspubvista 6 years ago

Amazing! <3

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

You are right Phillip, they are endangered and are so beautiful. This one let us get right next to him!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

This species are endangered! You are lucky to photograph them!

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.88, Long: -93.10

Spotted on Jan 20, 2013
Submitted on Jan 26, 2013

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