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Black Curassow

The Black Curassow (Crax alector) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family, the chachalacas, guans, and curassows. It is found in humid forests in northern South America in Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and far northern Brazil. It is the only Crax curassow where the male and female cannot be separated by plumage, as both are essentially black with a white crissum, and have a yellow (eastern part of its range) or orange-red (western part of its range) cere.


BirdLife International 2004. Crax alector. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.

External links

Black Curassow videos on the Internet Bird Collection

Stamps (for Suriname) with RangeMap

Black Curassow photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res--(Close-up)

High Res Photo Gallery and analysis--"Birds in Suriname" www1.nhl.nl

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