Birds of Colombia
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae (Chachalacas, Curassows, Guans) →
Genus: Mitu (3 species, 4 worldwide)
|Mitu is one of two genus of Curassow, the largest 'gamebird' in tropical America (80 cm.). Mitu curassow do not have knobbed bills, but some have a horn extending above the bill. Curassows move at all levels of the forest, eating insects and fruit.|
Salvin's Curassow (Mitu salvini) |
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia
Unlike many species of curassow, the male and female Salvin's Curassow are virtually identical.