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    Plain Chachalaca

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    Plain Chachalaca

    Ortalis vetula
    • ORDER: Galliformes
    • FAMILY: Cracidae
    Basic Description

    A large chickenlike bird of Mexico and Central America, the Plain Chachalaca reaches the United States only in southern Texas. Its name comes from its loud, raucous calls.

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    Other Names
    • Chachalaca Oriental (Spanish)
    • Ortalide chacamel (French)
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