The Blue-billed Curassow historically occurred in northern Colombia, from the base of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta west to the Sinú valley and south in the Magdalena valley to northern Tolima. The Blue-billed Curassow lives in humid forest up to 1,200 m, but there is at least one record from tropical dry forest (Strewe et al. 2010). The Blue-billed Curassow has been recorded in secondary growth forest and forest where timber extraction has occurred (see Ochoa et al. 2016). The rate of deforestation in this species’s range has been very rapid over recent decades, such that little habitat remains. It is projected that they could undergo an extremely rapid population reduction given increased access and hunting, and therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.
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Severe deforestation has taken place in the lower part of Paramillo National Park, the middle Magdalena valley and in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Ochoa et al. 2016).
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BirdLife International. 2018. Crax alberti (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22678525A127590617. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678525A127590617.en. Downloaded on 18 February 2021.
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