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Mitu mitu (Alagoas Curassow)

Synonyms: Crax mitu

Wikipedia Abstract

The Alagoas curassow (Mitu mitu) is a glossy-black, pheasant-like bird. It was formerly found in forests in north eastern parts of Brazil such as Pernambuco and Alagoas (hence its name) (Harry 2006), but it is now extinct in the wild; there are about 130 members in captivity.German naturalist J. Marcgrave first identified the Alagoas curassow in 1648 along the north-eastern coast of Brazil.
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Endangered Species

Status: Extinct in the wild
View IUCN Record: Mitu mitu

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.27701
EDGE Score: 4.43595


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Pernambuco coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bahuaja-Sonene National Park II 2716956 Madre de Dios (Puerto Maldonado), Peru  
El Caura Forest Reserve VI 12722815 Venezuela  
Estacion Biologica Beni Biosphere Reserve VI 335178 Bolivia  
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Engenho Coimbra (Usina Serra Grande) Brazil

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay Yes

Prey / Diet

Clarisia racemosa[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ateles chamek (Chamek spider monkey)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Al Bustan Zoological Center
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Parque Zoologico Huachipa

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by 1DIET OF THE YELLOW-KNOBBED CURASSOW IN THE CENTRAL VENEZUELAN LLANOS, CAROLINA BERTSCH AND GUILLERMO R. BARRETO, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(4):767–777, 2008
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access