Related to the Curassows, Chachalacas are native to the Americas. The Rufous-vented Chachalaca comes from Colombia, Venezuela and the Carribean.
The bare red chin and the rufous vent.
Male and female have similar appearance.
Chachalacas are social and noisy birds.
The Plain Chachalaca lives in tropical and subtropical habitats from Texas to Costa Rica. The name comes from the bird's 4-syllable call.
The photos of the Plain Chachalaca above were taken in Mexico by Alexandra Makhnina.