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  • The original design featured the country's national birds-the scarlet ibis and the cocrico-which were removed and replaced with crystal maple leaves for the Toronto gala. Ashleigh Ryan 2010

  • For that occasion, however, the Queen's personal assistant and senior dresser, Angela Kelly, had jazzed up the side and hem with appliqués of T&T national birds, the scarlet ibis and cocrico, and a wild poinsettia. - Home Page 2010

  • The Ibis, locally known as the flamingo, is the national bird of Trinidad, while the cocrico, also called the chachalaca, a name which sounds like a performance on news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph 2009


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  • See also guacharaca. Both are local names (guacharaca in Colombia and northern Venezuela, cocrico in Tobago) for the Rufous-Vented Chachalaca.

    February 5, 2010