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Pilcomayo NP, Formosa, Argentina, 2002
Ortalis canicollis



South America: found in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • O. c. canicollis:
  • O. c. pantanalensis:
  • Western Brazil (south-western Mato Grosso)

An additional subspecies ungeri is generally considered invalid[2].


Semi-arid thorn forest.


The diet consists mostly of leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and caterpillars.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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