Colombian chachalaca

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Colombian chachalaca
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Genus: Ortalis
Species: O. columbiana
Binomial name
Ortalis columbiana
(Hellmayr, 1906)

The Colombian chachalaca (Ortalis columbiana) is a species of bird in the family Cracidae. It is endemic to the forests and woodlands in the inter-Andean valleys in Colombia. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the speckled chachalaca.


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