Chachalacas, Guans and Curassows (Cracidae)

White-bellied Chachalaca (Ortalis leucogastra) - HBW 2, p. 345

French: Ortalide à ventre blanc German: Weibauchguan Spanish: Chachalaca Ventriblanca

Taxonomy: Penelope leucogastra Gould, 1843, no locality.
Formerly considered subspecies of O. vetula. Isolated population of O. vetula in Costa Rica sometimes assigned to present species. Probably forms superspecies with O. guttata, O. motmot and O. superciliaris. In N, range meets those of O. poliocephala and O. vetula, perhaps with slight overlap; no cases of hybridization known. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme SW Mexico (SE Chiapas), S Guatemala, El Salvador, S Honduras, NW Nicaragua and NW Costa Rica.