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Photo by Jamfaraco
Rio do Pouso, Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil, January 2007
Ortalis squamata



Found in southeast Brazil.


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Speckled Chachalaca.


Low forests and forest borders, palm groves, gardens.



The diet includes fruit, particularly bananas. Readily visits feeders.

Vocalizations are variations of Chachala or Chachalaca.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. SACC baseline read July 2010
  5. Birdforum thread about the taxonomy of Chachalacas

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