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Little Chachalaca

Ortalis motmot (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Little Chachalaca (Ortalis motmot) is a small bird found only in the northern part of South America. It grows to about 38 cm (15 inches) in length and weighs 380 to 620 g (13 to 22 oz). This bird lives mostly in trees. It is a member of the Cracidae family, and is found in northern Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Venezuela. It may also be found in the far eastern regions of Colombia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Cracidae
Genus:
  Ortalis

Scientific:
  Ortalis motmot

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.271

Protonym:
  Phasianus Motmot

Avibase ID:
  E0BC6A2EF6137127

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E0BC6A2E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175724

Geographic range:

  • Ortalis motmot: Guianas to s Venezuela and n Amazonian Brazil
English:
Little Chachalaca
Catalan:
Txatxalaca de cresta vermella
Czech:
čačalaka guyanská
Danish:
Lille Chachalaca
German:
Motmotguan
Spanish:
Chachalaca Guayanesa
Spanish (Spain):
Chachalaca guayanesa
Finnish:
amazoniankaklattaja
French:
Ortalide motmot
Croatian:
kestenjastoglava čačalaka
Italian:
Ciacialaca minore
Japanese (romaji):
burajiruhimeshakukei
Japanese:
カワリヒメシャクケイ
Lithuanian:
Mažoji čačalaka
Dutch:
Kleine Chachalaca
Norwegian:
Guyanahokko
Polish:
czakalaka rdzawa
Portuguese:
aracuã-pequeno
Portuguese (Brazil):
aracuã-pequeno
Russian:
Малая чачалака
Slovak:
čačalaka paraka
Serbian:
Smeđokrila čačalaka
Swedish:
motmotchachalaca
Ukrainian:
Чачалака мала
Chinese:
小冠雉
Chinese (Traditional):
小稚冠雉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Azerbaijani: kiçik çaçalaka
Catalan: Txatxalaca de cresta vermella
Czech: čačalaka guyanská
Danish: Lille Chachalaca, Spættet Chachalaca
German: Motmotguan, Motmotguan (motmot), Tüpfelguan
English: Little Chachalaca, Variable Chachalaca, Variable Chachalaca (Little)
English, HBW: Little Chachalaca, Little Chachalaca (Little)
English (IOC): Little Chachalaca
English (United States): Variable Chachalaca, Variable Chachalaca (Little)
Esperanto: Ortaleto
Spanish: Chachalaca Guayanesa, Chachalaca Momote (motmot), Chachalaca Moteada, Chachalaca Motmot
Spanish (Colombia): Guacharaca Enana
Spanish (Spain): Chachalaca guayanesa, Chachalaca Momote, Chachalaca Momote (motmot)
Spanish (HBW): Variable Chachalaca (Little)
Spanish (Venezuela): Guacharaca Guayanesa
Estonian: väike-tšatšalaka
Finnish: amazoniankaklattaja
French: Ortalide motmot, Ortalide motmot (motmot), Ortalide motmot (petite)
Croatian: kestenjastoglava čačalaka
Italian: Ciacialaca marezzato, Ciacialaca minore
Japanese (romaji): burajiruhimeshakukei, kawarihimeshakukei (motmot)
Japanese: カワリヒメシャクケイ, カワリヒメシャクケイ (motmot), ブラジルヒメシャクケイ
Scientific: Ortalis motmot, Ortalis motmot motmot, Phasianus Motmot
Lithuanian: Mažoji čačalaka
Dutch: Gevlekte Chachalaca, Kleine Chachalaca, Kleine Chachalaca (motmot)
Norwegian: Guyanahokko, guyanahokko (motmot)
Polish: czakalaka rdzawa, czakalaka rdzawa (motmot), czakalaka zmienna
Portuguese: Aracuã-pequeno, Araqua-de-cabeca-vermelha
Portuguese (Brazil): aracuã-pequeno, aracuã-pequeno (motmot)
Portuguese (Portugal): Aracuã-pequeno, chachalaca-pequena
Russian: Малая чачалака, Малая чачалака (motmot), Чачалака-мотмот
Slovak: čačalaka paraka, čačalaka paraka (skup.), Éuan paraka, šuan paraka
Serbian: Smeđokrila čačalaka
Swedish: Motmotchachalaca
Turkish: Küçük çaçalaka (motmot), Kuzeyli Küçük Çaçakala
Ukrainian: Чачалака мала
Chinese: 小冠雉
Chinese (Traditional): 小稚冠雉

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