West Mexican chachalaca

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West Mexican chachalaca
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In Mexico
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Genus: Ortalis
Species: O. poliocephala
Binomial name
Ortalis poliocephala
Wagler, 1830

The West Mexican chachalaca (Ortalis poliocephala) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found only in Mexico, more specifically in Pacific-slope (and adjacent interior) thorn forest from Jalisco to Oaxaca. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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