Scaled chachalaca

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Scaled chachalaca
Ortalis squamata - Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.jpg
In Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Cracidae
Genus: Ortalis
Species: O. squamata
Binomial name
Ortalis squamata
Lesson, 1829

The scaled chachalaca (Ortalis squamata) is a species of bird in the family Cracidae. It is found in forests in southeastern Brazil. It was previously considered a subspecies of the speckled chachalaca.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Ortalis squamata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22727317A112398751. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22727317A112398751.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.