speckled chachalaca birds
speckled chachalaca birds

Speckled Chachalaca

Ortalis guttata

The Speckled Chachalaca is a species of the Cracidae family. Large chickenlike bird, but smaller than guans and curassows. Plain brown with a scaly neck and head, and bare red skin on throat that can be difficult to see. Most commonly found in forest edge habitats, including along rivers and around agricultural areas. Loud, raucous calls are often heard around dawn and dusk, when the calls of one individual often initiate a chorus of calls from other chachalacas in the area. You could see it in our Manu National Park tour.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo