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Black Curassow Crax alector

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Crested Curassow, Smooth-billed Curassow
Old scientific name(s): Crax nigra


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Nc. South America;
Se. Colombia, s. Venezuela to Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and n. Brazil n. of Rio Negro and Amazon e. almost to the Atlantic coast.


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


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