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Great Curassow or Hocofaisan

Crax rubra


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.

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LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Thank you Kelly.

Kellyspubvista 6 years ago

Amazing! <3

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!

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Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.88, Long: -93.10

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

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