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Rufous-vented Chachalaca

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Photo by davemanghamLocation: Arnos Vale, Tobago
Photo by davemangham
Location: Arnos Vale, Tobago
Ortalis ruficauda


[edit] Identification

53-58cm. Dull plumage, dark brown above and paler below. The head is grey, and the brown tail is tipped rufous or white depending on race.

[edit] Distribution

Northeast Colombia, northern Venezuela and Tobago.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Open dry scrubland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Its diet includes fruit and seeds.

[edit] Breeding

The twig nest is built low in a tree, and 3-4 large white eggs are laid. The female incubates them alone.

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