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Crax alberti (Blue-knobbed Curassow)

Wikipedia Abstract

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. 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 forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Crax alberti

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Crax alberti

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.80371
EDGE Score: 4.53109


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Magdalena Valley montane forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Magdalena-Urabá moist forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Santa Marta montane forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (incl. Tayrona NP) National Park II 1031303 Colombia  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Cañón del Río Alicante Colombia A1
Complejo de Ciénagas del sur de Cesar y Bolivar Colombia A1
Eco-parque Los Besotes Colombia A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo Colombia A1, A2
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona Colombia A1, A2, A3  
Refugio Río Claro Colombia A1, A2
Reserva Regional Bajo Cauca Nechí Colombia A1, A2, A3
Santuario de Fauna y Flora Los Colorados Colombia A1, A2, A3
Serranía de las Quinchas Colombia A1, A2
Serranía de los Yariguíes Colombia A1, A2
Serranía de San Lucas Colombia A1, A2
Valle de San Salvador Colombia A1, A2, A3  
Valle del Río Frío Colombia A1, A2, A3

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Serranía de las Quinchas Colombia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Barranquilla Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Dallas World Aquarium
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Miami Metrozoo
Parque Ornitologico de Lourosa
Parque Zoologico Santa Fe
San Diego Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
White Oak Conservation Center

Range Map



Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2007-01-23, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Ridgely, R. S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. Young, and J. R. Zook. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011