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Plain Chachalaca

Ortalis vetula

Plain Chachalacas range from southern Texas south through eastern Mexico, Yucatan and northern Central America. The raucous calls of these chicken or pheasant sized birds is often heard before the birds are sighted. They are related to guans, curassows, and other chachalacas, but the Plain Chachalaca is the only member of this clan to establish a home in the USA.

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