23 May, 2011

Grey-headed Chachalaca

Scientific Name: Ortalis cinereiceps

Range / Habitat: Tropical wet forest and forest edge lowlands and middle elevations throughout Central America.

Field Notes: Large, skulking bird with long, wide tail. Grey head with red gular area, brown body with rufous primaries. Often arboreal. Plain Chachalaca lacks rufous primaries.

Personal Notes: Seen at Arenal Nayara Hotel, Costa Rica.

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