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Rufous-vented Chachalaca

Ortalis ruficauda


Photo take in a jungle area north Yucatan this is a very common bird in this area, this ones are on top of a cotton tree and just look to catch it flying. 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 8 years ago

Thanks Dixie and Ali :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Very Nice..

Dixie 8 years ago

Beautiful series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Lovely flight series, Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Yucatán, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 27, 2013
Submitted on Jan 27, 2013

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