Your login: Password:. Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email. The Blue-knobbed Curassow Crax alberti or Blue-billed Curassow is a species of bird in the Cracidae family, which includes the chachalacas, guans, and curassows. Source: Wikipedia. Taxonomic status: Species status: full species sometimes nominal subspecies This taxon is considered a subspecies of Crax [alberti or daubentoni] sensu lato by some authors Your sightings. Add to a lifelist: None Date: You must be logged in to view your sighting details.
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Subscribe Now Already a subscriber? Sign in. Recommended Citation del Hoyo, J. Kirwan Blue-billed Curassow Crax alberti , version 1. In Birds of the World J. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. Christie, and E. Show Details Hide Details.
The blue-billed curassow Crax alberti or blue-knobbed curassow is a species of bird in the family Cracidae , which includes the chachalacas , guans , and curassows. They weigh between pounds and have a herbivorous diet of fruit and greens. Like other birds, the blue-billed curassow also likes to "sing," or in this case "boom. They sing like this in the mornings and nights. Their songs may serve to ward off rival males, attract a potential mate, or to help maintain their current pair bond with a female. It is found only in Colombia ; areas of its range in the south and east are bordered by the Magdalena River. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.
Cracids are ecologically important primary forest birds that are highly susceptible to human disturbance from both hunting and habitat destruction, making ideal bio-indicators for forest monitoring and management, as well as flagship species for the conservation of neotropical forests. Intensive deforestation, hunting and human settlement throughout its limited range has eradicated the species from much of its historic range and it is entirely unprotected in its remaining habitat. This project follow-up aims to implement the Crax alberti Action Plan, focusing attention on direct conservation action through consolidating the protection and future financial sustainable of El Paujil Nature Reserve as well as protecting surrounding forest through community development and awareness initiatives. Furthermore, we will establish a program for training and assisting local people to monitor and protect Crax alberti across Northern Colombia.
Saving the blue-billed curassow: implementing urgent conservation actions