Plain Chachalaca

Ortalis vetula

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Chachalaca (Cracidae)

Code 4

PLCH

Code 6

ORTVET

ITIS

HEAD

Plain Chachalaca Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Varied shades, from light to dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: Brown with bare loose red skin.
  • Cere color: No Data

SPONSORED ADVERTISEMENTS

BODY

Plain Chachalaca Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 56 cm (22 in)
  • Weight: 589 g (20.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Olive, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Pale red-brown
  • Upperparts: Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Plain Chachalaca Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates powerful flaps with glides, short flights.
  • Wingspan Range: 66 cm (26 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid with white corners.
  • Upper Tail: Black with white tip.
  • Under Tail: Pale red-brown
  • Leg Color: Gray
.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X