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Black curassow

(Crax alector)

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Description

The black curassow is a large bird reaching about 900 millimetres (35 in) in length.The male has black upper parts glossed with a purplish sheen and an inconsricuous black crest.The skin at the base of the grey beak is yellow or orange but there are no knobs and wattles.The underparts are white.The female is similar but the crest is barred with white,and the juvenile is black,barred and mottled with reddish-brown and reddish-buff.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Cracidae
Genus:Crax
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