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Old December 2nd, 2018, 05:15 AM
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Default Colombian Chachalaca

Named for the sound of it's raucous call. A type of guan, this species is endemic to Colombia.


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Old December 2nd, 2018, 09:47 AM
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Named for the sound of it's raucous call. A type of guan, this species is endemic to Colombia.


Well, Peter, I do like this handsome bird!

Is this part of the localís diet or that is forbidden! Looks like it would be tasty. Do they fly a lot and migrate or are they local. The latter tend to be be juicier!

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Old December 2nd, 2018, 12:01 PM
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Juicier yes no doubt. Well it is endemic and considered to be declining in it's range so hopefully they're not getting shot at. Don't fly much and not migratory.
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What strikes me is that his tail seems quite long yet his wings so short. So different!
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Old December 4th, 2018, 03:15 PM
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Maggie they get airborne fairly easily but never get higher than treetops. They spend a lot of time maneuvering through tree branches as they feed. Maybe the long tail helps.
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