Plain Chachalaca

Other Names: none

Distribution: forests and scrublands of Mexico and Central America.

Plain Chachalaca distribution range map

Description:

Size: 53-57 cm in length with a 63-70 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults have a gray head and neck with a dull olive-brown body and wings. The underside is pale to reddish and the tail is blackish with green glossy tones and an off-white tip. The legs and beak are gray and the eyes are black.

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Plain Chachalaca

Plain Chachalaca

Bill Shape
curved
Eats
cracked-corn
milo
Regions
georgia
mexico
texas
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
forays
soaring
zigzag
Markings
cross
crown
streaks
tailbands
Sounds
staccato
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
high perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
Forests
Color
olive
sheen
brown
rust
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
large
Order
chachalaca - cracidae
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
chachalacas, guans and curassows - cracidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species