Jeff Wendorff's bird photography portfolio of Guans and Chachalacas from the family, Cracidae. Guan and Chachalaca Wiki
and curassows are birds in the family Cracidae. These are species of tropical and subtropical Central and South America.
Cracids are large birds, similar in general appearance to turkeys. The guans
and curassows live in trees, but the smaller chachalacas
are found in more open scrubby habitats. Many species are fairly long tailed, which may be an aide to navigating their largely arboreal existence. They are generally dull-plumaged, but the curassows and some guans have colourful facial ornaments. The birds in this family are particularly vocal, with the chachalacas taking their name from the sound of their call. Species Photographed
Black Guan, Chamaepetes unicolor
Gray-headed Chachalaca, Ortalis cinereiceps Collective Noun - Chachalaca
There isn't an official name for the Chachalaca, so I've decided that it should be boom. Go ahead an say Boom Chachalaca. It does have a ring don't you think?
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