Chachalacas, Guans and Curassows (Cracidae)

Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis) - HBW 2, p. 344

French: Ortalide du chaco German: Chacoguan Spanish: Chachalaca Charata
Other common names: Grey-headed Chachalaca (!)

Taxonomy: Penelope canicollis Wagler, 1830, Paraguay.
Has hybridized in captivity with Pipile cumanensis. Birds of Paraguayan Chaco have been separated in different race, ungeri, but validity doubtful. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • canicollis (Wagler, 1830) - Chaco in E Bolivia, W Paraguay and N Argentina.
  • pantanalensis Cherrie & Reichenberger, 1921 - SW Mato Grosso, Brazil.