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  • n. Plural form of chachalaca.


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  • Close relatives of the chachalacas, guans5 are glossy black birds about the size of small geese.

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  • Although excitable and noisy, chachalacas become remarkably tame when fed by people.

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  • Curassows are also relatives of guans and chachalacas, but they are even larger - up to 1 m tall and 5 kg in weight.

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  • Farmers like to have chachalacas around and have even used them to guard domestic chickens.

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  • As night came on, the trees along the river's bank were thronged with _chachalacas_, which almost deafened us with their querulous screams.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • Lunch for the chachalacas, vibrant green jays and orange-hooded Altamira orioles consisted of peanut butter smeared on feeders at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, about 47 miles back downriver from Roma. - News

  • I discovered birding on a previous trip, as a hiker enchanted by the anthropomorphic kingdom of jays that are gloriously green instead of dull blue; fierce mohawk-coiffed kingfishers chasing mates along the riverbanks; screeching rooster-size chachalacas bullying in the brush; and black-masked great kiskadees that blow their cool by singing like squeaky toys.

    NYT > Travel

  • "Even though these birds, along with doves and chachalacas, have generally recovered, widespread flooding spoiled a lot of good feed fields, and that will make it a challenge for hunters to find good bird concentrations in some areas," he said.

    High Plains Journal

  • The many interesting birds found here include ospreys (Pandion haliaetus), harpy eagles (Harpia harpyia), toucans (Ramphastos vitellinus), little chachalacas (Ortalis motmot), nine tinamous (Crypturellus spp.,

    Tapajós-Xingu moist forests


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