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Salvin's Curassow
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Information
Range Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Cracidae
Genus Mitu
Species Mitu salvini
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Salvin's curassow (Mitu salvini), is a species of curassow in the Cracidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

A prized game bird, the Salvin's curassow is declining throughout the human-inhabited areas of its range, which also includes Colombia and eastern Ecuador. But the turkey-size bird seems to be doing well in areas without hunting pressures.

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