Paujil Culicastaño/Crestless Curassow/Mitu tomentosum

Foto: David Ascanio

Nombre en español: Paujil Culicastaño

Nombre en ingles: Crestless Curassow

Nombre científico: Mitu tomentosum

Familia: Cracidae

Canto: David Bradley y Sandra Valderrama

El paujil culicolorado o paujil culicastaño (Mitu tomentosum), es una especie de ave galliforme de la familiaCracidae que se encuentra en el norte de Brasil, este de Colombia, oeste de Guyana y sur de Venezuela. No se conocen subespecies.3


En promedio mide 84 cm de longitud. El plumaje es negro azulado, con el costado, el vientre y la punta de la cola color castaño. El pico es rojo suavemente arqueado y comprimido. Las patas son anaranjadas.

Historia natural

Viven en la selva húmeda y el bosque de galería en parejas, solos o en grupos pequeños.

Foto: Nick Athanas

Crestless curassow

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

Also known as the Lesser Razor-billed Curassow, and occasionally placed in the genus Crax, this species ranges across much of the Guianan Shield, reaching its southernmost limit near the Brazilian city of Manaus, but is nowhere more than locally common. This curassow is shy and largely terrestrial, feeding on a variety of different fruits, although it retreats to the canopy if flushed. Vocal activity continues year-round, but increases dramatically in the breeding period, which appears to coincide with the early wet season, although few definitive nesting data are currently available. The Crestless Curassow is principally black, glossed variously dark blue to purplish, marked by a chestnut abdominal region and possessing a red bill that is distinctly less modified than that of its closest relatives, the Razor-billed Curassow (Mitu tuberosum) and the Alagoas Curassow (Mitu mitu). It prefers dense lowland forest usually in close proximity to watercourses, including gallery forests in savanna, on river islands, and in seasonally flooded areas, always below approximately 600 m.

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