Plain Chachalaca - Ortalis vetula

Length 1.8 ft (55.1 cm)
Wingspan 2.2 ft (66.0 cm)
Weight 10.6-24.2 oz (300.5-686.1 g)
Clutch Size 2-4
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Plain Chachalaca is a large bird that is found from th Rio Grande Valley in southernmost Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. Both sexes are similar. They are mostly shades of brown with a red gular-stripe. Diet is a primarily fruit but will eat some vegetations and invertebrates such as small snails, caterpillars, etc.

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