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Rufous-vented Chachalaca

Ortalis ruficauda


Photo take at near home on a road side, They are social, can be very noisy and often remain fairly common even near humans, as their relatively small size, These are medium-sized birds, similar in general appearance to turkeys, with small heads, long strong legs and a long broad tail. They are typically 53-58 cm long; the female weighs 540 g and the larger male 640 g. They have fairly dull plumage, dark brown above and paler below. The head is grey, and the brown tail is tipped rufous or white depending on race.


From South USA , México, to Argentina

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Satyen and Kranti :)

KrantiAzad 6 years ago

very nice !

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Daniele :)

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Great shot Gerardo! And I've always loved the name of this bird :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Nuwan :)

NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

nice spot, Gerardo !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Jan 31, 2013
Submitted on Jan 31, 2013

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