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The Speckled Chachalaca is a member of the family Crassidae, a close relative to Curassows. This turkey-like bird is mostly arboreal and it usually travels in pairs or trios. Their social nature and arboreal behaviour are great indicators for identifying the species, since other Chachalacas look very similar. They range throghout most of the Amazonian Rainforest and other patches of tropical areas around South America. In recent years, it has spread widely due to its tolerance and resistance to disturbed habitats and fragmentation, along with their relatively small size. Their most noteworthy feature is the flap of skin beneath their beaks.