||Mitu mitu (Linnaeus, 1766)
||Paují de Alagoas, Paují Menor
Crax mitu ssp. mitu (Linnaeus, 1766) — BirdLife International (2004)
Crax mitu ssp. mitu (Linnaeus, 1766) — Stotz et al. (1996)
||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
||83-89 cm. Large cracid with casque-like bill. All black plumage, glossed purplish-blue, except chestnut at base of tibia, vent and undertail-coverts, and narrowly brown-tipped tail. Slightly swollen red bill with whitish tip, red legs and toes and reddish-brown iris. Small crescent of bare greyish-white skin on rear ear-coverts. Similar spp. Only genus member with bare skin on ear-coverts. Congenerics have white tips to tail. Most closely resembles Razor-billed Curassow M. tuberosa, but bill not as massive and is two-toned. Voice Apparently undescribed, but males apparently share booming calls of congenerics (L. F. Silveira in litt. 2012).
|Red List Category & Criteria:
Extinct in the Wild
||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
||Benstead, P., Sharpe, C.J., Symes, A., Martin, R
The last (unconfirmed) sighting of this species was in the late 1980s and it is now Extinct in the Wild. There are two captive populations and, an apparently suitable forest remnant has been identified for future reintroduction efforts.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2013 – Extinct in the Wild (EW)
- 2012 – Extinct in the Wild (EW)
- 2010 – Extinct in the Wild (EW)
- 2008 – Extinct in the Wild (EW)
- 2004 – Extinct in the Wild (EW)
- 2000 – Extinct in the Wild (EW)
- 1996 – Extinct in the Wild (EW)
- 1994 – Extinct in the Wild (EW)
- 1988 – Threatened (T)
|Range Description:||Mitu mitu has been almost certainly extirpated from Alagoas and Pernambuco, north-east Brazil. A report from north Bahia is unreliable. It went unreported between the mid-17th century, when found in Pernambuco, and 1951, when rediscovered around São Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas. Since the early 1970s, there are records from four forests in this region. Numbers were probably as few as 20, even in the 1960s (del Hoyo 1994). The most recent reports were of hunted individuals in 1984 and perhaps 1987 or 1988. |
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||No|
|♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||No|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||300|
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