Gray-headed Chachalaca

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Gray-headed Chachalaca

The Gray-Headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) ranges from East Honduras to Northwest Colombia. It is found along rivers or streams, in flocks of 6 to 12. Adults are 51 cm (20 inches) in height and 500 g in weight.

Its head and upper neck are dark gray. Chest and upperparts dull olive. Tail glossy greenish-black. Bill and legs are grayish. Youngers are browner than adults, especially head. They eat berries, leaves and fruits from Costa Rica like “guavas”.

Common Name: Gray-headed Chachalaca
Scientific Name: Ortalis cinereiceps
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