Chachalacas, Guans and Curassows (Cracidae)

Chestnut-winged Chachalaca (Ortalis garrula) - HBW 2, p. 343

French: Ortalide babillarde German: Rotflügelguan Spanish: Chachalaca Alirroja

Taxonomy: Phasianus garrulus Humboldt, 1805, Magdalena River, Colombia.
Forms superspecies with O. cinereiceps, which has been considered race of present species; they differ in voice and plumage, and, despite statements about sporadic hybridization in wild, they are separated by an area of dense forest probably unsuitable to any Ortalis (see page 312). Probably meets O. ruficauda in E of range (Guajira), but no evidence of hybridization. Monotypic.

Distribution: NW Colombia.