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large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails

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On 17 June 2013, along a transect through a habitat fragment of evergreen rain forest and secondary growth in the central part of the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, we were searching for feathers of the great curassow (Crax rubra).
Use of space by a pair of salvin's curassows (Mitu salvini) in northwestern Colombian Amazon.
Use and knowledge of the razor-billed curassow Pauxi tuberosa (spix, 1825) (galliformes, cracidae) by a riverine community of the Oriental Amazonia, Brazil.
In other areas of the Amazon curassows are the most preferred game birds as they are large and easy to find in areas where the population is stable (e.
The high abundance of razor-billed curassows and their unwary behavior might corroborate that the hunting level in Maderyja was very low and forest structure was adequate.
People of the highlands and coast were prepared to cross the threatening Andes Mountains to trade with inhabitants of the jungle for the colorful iridescent feathers of curassows, egrets, and various types of macaws.
Curassows are regularly present, but very wary, and tinamou populations appear to have increased.
He detected no curassows and found wood-quail to occur only irregularly.
The most hunted of the many wild game bird species are tinamous (Tinamidae), guans (Penelope), curassows (Crax), chachalacas (Ortalis), and several species of doves and quails, as well as the common turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).
There is more than a touch of mysticism to the madcap knockabout, and the ending is truly poignant, as Macunaima, seeing nothing worth staying on earth for, ascends to heaven, slaps the moon's face (cause of those dark blotches) and persuades the Father of the Crested Curassows to turn him and his belongings--"the cock, the hen, the coop, the revolver and the clock'--into a new constellation called the Great Bear.
Despite the fact that the area is under legal protection, the conservation of the Great Curassows should be emphasized among the inhabitants of the local communities.
Silva J, Strahl S (1992) Human impact on population of chachalacas, guans and curassows (Galliformes: Cracidae) in Venezuela.