The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) occur naturally in the Rio Grande Valley in southernmost Texas, United States south to the northernmost Costa Rica in Central America.
These long-necked birds have small, greysish heads and bare throats. The wings and most of the body are olive-brown, except for the belly, which is pale to ochraceous. Their tails are blackish with green gloss and buffy-white tips.
Their diet consists of various fruits (such as figs, palms, etc.), seeds, leaves and flowers. They may also take crops, such as tomatoes and cucumbers.
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