Chaco chachalaca

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Chaco chachalaca
Ortalis canicollis -Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil-8.jpg
In the Pantanal, Brazil.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Genus: Ortalis
Species: O. canicollis
Binomial name
Ortalis canicollis
Wagler, 1830

The Chaco chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis) is a species of bird in the family Cracidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.


It has a dark back with a brown underside and pale legs.


There are two subspecies:

O. c. pantanalensis


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ortalis canicollis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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