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Black Curassow Crax alector



Family: Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows)

Authority: Linnaeus, 1766

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c

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Justification of Red List category

Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, and its susceptibility to hunting and trapping, it is suspected that the population of this species will decline rapidly over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Vulnerable.



Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 2,600,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Crax alector. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.