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Plain Chachalaca

(Ortalis vetula)

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Similar to Gray-headed Chachalaca, but belly is darker, yellowish orange, and lacks reddish brownwing tips; black bill; to 53cm (21in). (Chachalaca Olivacea)


Dry forests of northern Pacific lowlands and dry and wet forests at various elevations on Nicoya Peninsula; found in trees in forest interior, at forest edge, and in savannah areas. This species is vulnerable in some regions of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula), Costa Rica