Plain Chachalaca

(Ortalis vetula)

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chachalaca

Ortalis vetula
Photo by Daiju Azuma


Scientific Information

Other Names: Common Chachalaca, Eastern Chachalaca, Mexican Chachalaca, Northern Chachalaca, Utila Chachalaca (deschauenseei)

Subspecies: O. v. vetula, O. v. deschauenseei, O. v. mccalli, O. v. pallidiventris, O. v. intermedia

Range: Southern Texas south through eastern Mexico to Belize and Guatemala.

Habitat: Chaparral thickets and scrublands.

Status in Wild: Fairly common.






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