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cu·ras·sow

 (ko͝or′ə-sō′, kyo͝or′-)
n.
Any of several long-tailed, crested South and Central American game birds of the family Cracidae, related to the pheasants and domestic fowl.

[Alteration of Curaçao.]

curassow

(ˈkjʊərəˌsəʊ)
n
(Animals) any gallinaceous ground-nesting bird of the family Cracidae, of S North, Central, and South America. Curassows have long legs and tails and, typically, a distinctive crest of curled feathers. See also guan
[C17: anglicized variant of Curaçao (island)]

cu•ras•sow

(ˈkyʊər əˌsoʊ, kyʊˈræs oʊ)

n.
any of several large gallinaceous birds of the guan family, esp. of the genus Crax, typically crested, with bony casques above the bill.
[1675–85; after Curaçao]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curassow - large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tailscurassow - large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails; highly esteemed as game and food
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
Crax, genus Crax - type genus of the Cracidae: curassows
Translations
hocomamacomuitúpajuípaujil
czubacz
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Vicariant speciation of curassows (Aves, Cracidae): a hypothesis based on mitochondrial DNA phylogeny.
Unlike curassows (Cracinae), chachalacas and guans (Penelopinae) are not primarily seed predators because they don't have gizzard and therefore do not grind seeds (Guix, 2006; Guix and Ruiz, 1997); are typical frugivorous, with the ability to disperse large quantities of seeds (Brooks, 2006; Munoz and Kattan, 2007; Santamaria and Franco, 2000).
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Sexidentification of parrots, toucans, and curassows by PCR: perspectives for wild and captive population studies.
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During the past 5 years, a research project that remotely monitors Tiputini lands through a system of motion- and heat-sensitive cameras has captured about 30,000 images of terrestrial mammals and birds, including five species of felines, two species of wild dogs, two species of peccaries, two species of deer, tapirs, giant armadillos, giant anteaters, curassows, and trumpeters.
The contrast in densities between Maderyja and the hunted sites may suggest that curassows could be affected by hunting and population recovery takes several years (Begazo & Bodmer 1998, Estudillo-Lopez 1988, Silva & Strahl 1991, Strahl & Grajal 1991).
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Sex identification of parrots, toucans and curassows by PCR: perspectives for wild and captive population studies.
In southern Mexico, Central America, and South America, habitat loss and heavy hunting are pushing large turkey-like birds called guans and curassows toward extinction.