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Rufous-vented Chachalaca

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Ortalis ruficauda
Photo by Dave Mangham  Location:  Arnos Vale, Tobago
Photo by Dave Mangham
Location: Arnos Vale, Tobago



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.


Northeast Colombia, northern Venezuela and Tobago.



Open dry scrubland.


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

Its diet includes fruit and seeds.

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