During the morning of 5 March, the breeding pair of chachalacas could not be seen within the vicinity of the nest, which contained one intact egg and the other two had apparently hatched since there were no predation signs such as blood or chick remains.
On 8 May 2011, we caught three young chachalacas that were [less than or equal to] 1 month old.
We concordantly encountered a pair of chachalacas near the nest on several occasions.
texana) and provides habitat for a variety of birds, including the buff-bellied hummingbird, pheasant-like chachalaca, green jay, groove-billed ani, and pauraque.
On most days, you can easily spot residents like the chachalaca, golden-fronted woodpecker, great kiskadee, and green jay.
The ubiquitous chachalaca is the unofficial mascot of this 588-acre park.
/Curassows/Guans Cracidae Speckled Chachalaca
Ortalis guttata Spix's Guan Penelope jacquacu Common Piping Guan Pipile pipile Sickle-winged Guan Chamaepetes goudotii Nocturnal Curassow Nothocrax urumutum Salvin's Curassow Mitu salvini New World Quail Odontophoridae Starred Wood Quail Odontophorus stellatus Hoatzin Opisthocomidae Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin Limpkin Aramidae Limpkin Aramus guarauna Rails/Crakes/Coots Rallidae Chestnut-headed Crake Anurolimnas castaneiceps Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius Grey-breasted Crake L.
1994) with guans and chachalacas serving as efficient seed dispersers (Terborgh 1986a, Strahl and Grajal 1991, Wenny 1993, Caziani and Protomastro 1994, Mamani-F 2001, Brooks and Fuller 2006), while curassows serve as dispersers and predators (Erard and Sabatier 1989, Erard and Thery 1994, Yumoto 1999).
The only other cracid species in this area is the Rufus-vented Chachalaca (Ortalis ruficauda).
Ever since I was aware of the existence of cracids, and saw my first Plain Chachalacas
(Ortalis vetula) in the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in south Texas in 1959, I have been enamored with them.
Human impact on population of chachalacas
and curassows (Galliformes: Cracidae) in Venezuela.