Chachalacas, Guans and Curassows (Cracidae)

Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) - HBW 2, p. 361

French: Hocco d'Albert German: Blaulappenhokko Spanish: Pavón Piquiazul
Other common names: Albert's/Prince Albert's/Colombian/Blue-knobbed Curassow

Taxonomy: Crax Alberti Fraser, 1850, based on a cage bird of unknown origin.
All members of genus form superspecies. Form "C. annulata" was described from a female of the rare barred morph and an immature male of present species. Form "C. viridirostris", with green cere, is thought to have been described from an abnormal specimen of present species or from a hybrid of present species with another species of Crax (see page 315). Has hybridized in captivity with C. rubra and C. fasciolata, producing birds with green cere; also with C. globulosa, Penelope pileata and Mitu tuberosa. Monotypic.

Distribution: N Colombia; currently survives only in a few remnant forest patches.