Birds of Colombia
GALLIFORMES: Cracidae (Chachalacas, Curassows and Guans) →
Genus: Ortalis (6 species, 16 worldwide)
|Chachalacas (genus Ortails) are gamebirds found in 'New World' tropical forests. Chachalacas are in the same family as guans and curassow (Cracidae), but are smaller. Most species travel in groups, and are quite loud.|
Colombian Chachalaca (Ortalis columbiana) ENDEMIC|
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia
Most closely realted to the Speckled Chachalaca, and also has a scaled chest. Chachalacas further north (Grey-headed, Plain, Rufous-vented) are not scaled.