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Black Curassow

Crax alector Linnaeus, 1766

The Black Curassow (Crax alector), also known as the Smooth-billed Curassow, and the Crested Curassow, is a species of bird in the Cracidae family, the chachalacas, guans, and curassows. It is found in humid forests in northern South America in Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and far northern Brazil. It is the only Crax curassow where the male and female cannot be separated by plumage, as both are essentially black with a white crissum, and have a yellow (eastern part of its range) or orange-red (western part of its range) cere. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Cracidae
Genus:
  Crax

Scientific:
  Crax alector

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1766

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.269

Protonym:
  Crax Alector

Avibase ID:
  16A1A2B113F97BA7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/16A1A2B1

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175758


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Crax alector alector: Extreme e Venezuela to Guianas and Brazil (n of the Amazon)
  • Crax alector erythrognatha: E Colombia and Venezuela (south of the Orinoco River)
English:
Black Curassow
Czech:
hoko pospolitý
German:
Glattschnabelhokko
Danish:
Kamhokko
Spanish:
Pavón Guayanés
Finnish:
isohokko
French:
Hocco alector
Icelandic:
Skúfhúkur
Italian:
Hocco nero
Japanese:
mesugurohoukanchou
Japanese:
メスグロホウカンチョウ
Dutch:
Zwarte Hokko
Norwegian:
Trollhokko
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Trollhokko
Polish:
czubacz kedzierzawy
Portuguese:
Mutum-poranga
Portuguese (Brazil):
Mutum-poranga
Russian:
Хохлатый кракс
Slovak:
hoko čierny
Swedish:
svart hocko
Ukrainian:
Кракс тонкодзьобий
Chinese:
黑凤冠雉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Hocco alector ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Hocco alector ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Crax nigra [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Crax nigra [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Crax nigra [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Black Curassow ( Crax alector) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Crax alector [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Crax alector [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Arawak: Hithi
Catalan: Hoco becllarg
Carib: Woko
Czech: Hoko pospolitý
Danish: Kamhokko
German: Glattschnabelhokko
Aukan: Paawisi
Emerillon: Mitũ
English: Black Curassow, Crested curassow
English (IOC): Black Curassow
Spanish: Muitú Unicolor, Paují Culo Blanco, Paujil Negro, Pavón Guayanés
Spanish (Colombia): Paujil Negro, Pavón negro
Spanish (Spain): Pavón Guayanés
Spanish (HBW): Black Curassow
Spanish (Venezuela): Paují Culo Blanco
Estonian: guajaana hoko
Finnish: Isohokko
French: Hocco alector, Hocco noir
Guianese Creole French: Oko
Hungarian: fekete hokkó
Icelandic: Skúfhúkur
Italian: Crace alettro, Crace nero, Hocco alettro, Hocco nero
Japanese: mesugurohoukanchou
Japanese: メスグロホウカンチョウ
Scientific: Crax alector, Crax erythrognata, Crax nigra
Lithuanian: Juodasis kraksas
Ndyuka-trio Pidgin: Pawisi
Dutch: Zwarte hokko
Norwegian Nynorsk: Trollhokko
Norwegian: Trollhokko
Wayampi: Mitũ
Palikúr: Timólpu
Polish: czubacz kedzierzawy, czubacz kędzierzawy
Portuguese: mutum, Mutum-poranga
Portuguese (Brazil): mutum, Mutum-poranga
Portuguese (Portugal): Mutum-poranga
Russian: Хохлатый гокко, Хохлатый кракс
Slovak: hoko čierny
Serbian: Crni kuraso
Saramaccan: Oko
Sranan: Powisi
Swedish: Svart hocko
Turkish: Sarı Gagalı Hokko
Ukrainian: Кракс тонкодзьобий
Wayana: Ëwok
Chinese: 黑凤冠雉
Chinese (Traditional): 黑鳳冠雉

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