Deborah Kruger

Great Curassow

(Crax rubra)

The great curassow is a large, pheasant-like bird ranging from eastern Mexico, through Central America to western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador. The great curassow has a distinctive crest running vertically along the top of its head. These birds form small groups, foraging mainly on the ground for fruits and insects. This species is threatened by loss of habitat and hunting.

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