American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several long-tailed, crested South and Central American game birds of the family Cracidae, related to the pheasants and domestic fowl.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the large gallinaceous South American birds of the genera Crax and Pauxi, and the subfamily Cracinæ. There are in all upward of 12 species. The best-known, and that to which the name was first applied, is the curaçao-bird or crested curassow, Crax alector, of a greenish-black color with a white crest, inhabiting northerly parts of South America. The red curassow is Crax rubra; the galeated curassow or cushew-bird is Pauxi galeata; the red-knobbed curassow is Crax (Crossolaryngus) carunculata or yarrelli. The globose curassow, C. globicera, is notable as the northernmost species, and the only one found north of Panama; it ranges into Mexico. Several species of curassows are domesticated in their native country, and resemble the turkey in size and general character.
- n. plural The family Cracidæ.
- n. Also spelled carasow, carassow, and also called hocco, mituporanga, and by other names.
- n. Any of several species of bird in the genera Nothocrax, Mitu, Pauxi and Crax of the Cracidae family, limited to the Americas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zool.) A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera Crax, Ourax, etc., of the family
- n. large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails; highly esteemed as game and food
- Alteration of Curaçao . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The curassow is my favorite bird," said Mr. González, referring to the roasted meat consumed for dinner the previous night.”
“The powerful eagles Spizaetus tyrannus, Morphnus guianensis and Harpia harpyja, the critically endangered blue knobbed curassow Crax alberti, six species of macaws Ara ambigua, A. militaris, A. ararauna, A. macao, A. chloroptera, and A. severa, among others.”
“Over 375 birds have been recorded, notable species being king vulture Sarcoramphus papa, harpy eagle Harpia harpyia (LR), great curassow Crax rubra, crested guan Penelope purpurescens, scarlet macaw Ara macao, green macaw A. ambigua and military macaw A. militaris.”
“Among the bird species the following are the commonest: military macaw Ara militaris (VU), rufescent tinamu Crypturellus cinnamomeus, spot‑bellied bobwhite Colinus leucopogon, great curassow Crax rubra, crested guan Penelope purpurascens, blue‑winged teal Anas discors, roseate spoonbill Ajaia ajaja, thick knee Burhinus bistriatus, jabiru Jabiru mycteria (VU), ibis Eudocimus albus and laughing falcon Herpetotheres cachinans.”
“Species of special concern for this ecoregion are the Colombian ebony and the mahogany, among the precious timber; the Cattleya aurea, as this beautiful orchid has suffered from over-collection for more than seventy years; the two species of tapirs present are highly endangered both at the national and international level; the harpy eagle and the blue-billed curassow are also endangered species than still present in the upper Sinú.”
“The organization has created 15 birding reserves, like the El Paujil Reserve, where birders may be lucky to see the endangered blue-billed curassow, at left.”
“Habitat association and notes of the southern helmeted curassow (Pauxi unicornis) in Carrasco National Park, Bolivia.”
“Additionally, expeditions undertaken just to study such rare and strongly endemic populations, such as the southern helmeted curassow (Pauxi unicornis).”
“Notable are horned screamer Anhima cornuta, Orinoco goose Neochen jubata, harpy eagle, black and white hawk-eagle Spizastur melanoleucusCrax globulosa (VU). and wattled curassow”
“There are bird species with restricted distribution such as the wattled curassow Crax globulosa (VU), and the horned screamer Anhima cornuta.”
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