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Mitu tomentosum (Crestless Curassow)

Synonyms: Crax tomentosa; Mitu tomentosa

Wikipedia Abstract

The crestless curassow (Mitu tomentosum) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.08842
EDGE Score: 2.32011


Adult Weight [1]  4.85 lbs (2.20 kg)
Female Weight [3]  4.337 lbs (1.967 kg)
Male Weight [3]  5.364 lbs (2.433 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [3]  23.7 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  10 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  70 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 12 months
Clutch Size [4]  2
Snout to Vent Length [1]  31 inches (80 cm)


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cinaruco-Capanaparo National Park II 1664173 Venezuela  
Maracá Ecological Reserve Ia 257554 Roraima, Brazil  

Important Bird Areas

Prey / Diet

Bellucia grossularioides[4]
Goupia glabra[4]
Oenocarpus bataua[4]
Tapirira guianensis[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
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
3Delacour, J. and Amadon, D. 1973. Curassows and Related Birds. American Museum of Natural History, New York
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License