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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 Northeastern Brazil in what is now the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas, which is the origin of its common name (Harry 2006). It is now extinct in the wild; there are about 130 individuals in captivity.
View Wikipedia Record: Mitu mitu

Endangered Species

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

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
66
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.27701
EDGE Score: 4.43595

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  6.29 lbs (2.85 kg)
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
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[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ateles chamek (Chamek spider monkey)1
Mitu tuberosum (Razor-billed Curassow)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3DIET 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.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access