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Chestnut-headed Chachalaca

Ortalis ruficeps (Wagler, 1830)

The Speckled Chachalaca (Ortalis guttata) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in forests and woodlands in the western Amazon Basin. It has distinct white scaling/spotting on the lower neck and chest, but otherwise it resembles other chachalacas, it being vaguely pleasant (though far more arboreal and social), and with an overall brown plumage. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Cracidae
Genus:
  Ortalis

Scientific:
  Ortalis ruficeps

Citation:
  (Wagler, 1830)

Reference:
  Isis col.1111

Protonym:
  Penelope ruficeps

Avibase ID:
  9DD9E32195FA6B06

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9DD9E321

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 715254

Geographic range:

  • Ortalis ruficeps: N-central Brazil (south of the Amazon)
English:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca
Danish:
Kastanjehovedet Chachalaca
German:
Motmotguan (ruficeps)
Spanish:
Chachalaca Momote (ruficeps)
Spanish (Spain):
Chachalaca momote (ruficeps)
French:
Petite Ortalide
Japanese (romaji):
kawarihimeshakukei (ruficeps)
Japanese:
カワリヒメシャクケイ (ruficeps)
Dutch:
Kleine Chachalaca (ruficeps)
Norwegian:
guyanahokko (ruficeps)
Polish:
czakalaka rdzawa (ruficeps)
Portuguese:
Aracuã-de-cabeça-avermelhada
Portuguese (Brazil):
aracuã-pequeno (ruficeps)
Russian:
Малая чачалака (ruficeps)
Slovak:
čačalaka hrdzavohlavá (skup.)
Swedish:
brunhuvad chachalaca
Ukrainian:
чачалака бразильська
Chinese:
栗头小冠雉
Chinese (Traditional):
栗頭稚冠雉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed) ( Ortalis motmot ruficeps) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Chestnut-headed Chachalaca ( Ortalis ruficeps) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ortalis motmot ruficeps [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ortalis ruficeps [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ortalis [motmot or ruficeps] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Danish: Kastanjehovedet Chachalaca
German: Maronenkopfguan, Motmotguan (ruficeps)
English: Chestnut-headed Chachalaca, Little Chachalaca, Rufous-headed Chachalaca, Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed)
English, HBW: Little Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed)
English (IOC): Chestnut-headed Chachalaca
English (United States): Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed)
Spanish: Chachalaca con Cabeza Castaña, Chachalaca Momote (ruficeps)
Spanish (Spain): Chachalaca Momote (ruficeps)
Spanish (HBW): Variable Chachalaca (Chestnut-headed)
French: Ortalide à tête rouge, Ortalide de l'Amazone, Ortalide motmot (ruficeps), Petite Ortalide
Japanese (romaji): kawarihimeshakukei (ruficeps)
Japanese: カワリヒメシャクケイ (ruficeps)
Scientific: Ortalis motmot ruficeps, Ortalis ruficeps, Penelope ruficeps
Dutch: Kastanjekopchachalaca, Kleine Chachalaca (ruficeps)
Norwegian: guyanahokko (ruficeps)
Polish: czakalaka mała, czakalaka rdzawa (ruficeps)
Portuguese: Aracuã-de-cabeça-avermelhada
Portuguese (Brazil): aracuã-pequeno (ruficeps)
Russian: Малая чачалака (ruficeps)
Slovak: čačalaka hrdzavohlavá, čačalaka hrdzavohlavá (skup.), šuan hrdzavohlavý
Swedish: brunhuvad chachalaca
Turkish: Küçük çaçalaka (ruficeps)
Ukrainian: чачалака бразильська
Chinese: 栗头小冠雉
Chinese (Traditional): 栗頭稚冠雉

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