Chaco Chachalaca (Ortalis canicollis) - HBW 2, p. 344
French: Ortalide du chaco
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Several birds singing morning in "capão" (small elevation with forest). Locality Fazenda Barra Mansa, Nhecolândia, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 June 2005 45 weeks ago 5
Several Chaco Chachalaca singing in the morning near Mutum river. Locality Pousada Do Rio Mutum, Barão de Melgaço, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 May 2008 49 weeks ago 5
Two Chaco Chachalaca singing near Mutum river. Locality Pousada Do Rio Mutum, Barão de Melgaço, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 5 May 2006 49 weeks ago 4
Group vocalizing Locality Estancia El Bagual, Formosa Province, Argentina
Nacho Areta 3 years ago 4
Charata Locality Lamadrid, Tucumán Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 3 October 2012 32 weeks ago 3.5
Song Locality Potrero Lote 7 B Natural Reserve, Vera, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 29 March 2013 7 weeks ago 3