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Great Curassow Crax rubra

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Great crested Curassow, Mexican Curassow, Globose Curassow, Cozumel Curassow
Old scientific name(s): Crax globicera


Chan Chich Lodge, Belize - Mar, 2005 © Kent Nickell  La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica - Jun, 2003 © Lou Hegedus 
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C. Central America to nw. South America;
Fragmented distribution in n. part of range;
(1) E. Mexico from San Luis Potosi, s. Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Yucatan Peninsula s. along both slopes through Belize (Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Chan Chich Lodge), Guatemala, El Salvador, Hounduras and Nicaragua to Costa Rica (Rara Avis, La Selva Biological Station), Panama (Darien), w. Colombia and w. Ecuador.
(2) Cozumel Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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