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Plain Chachalaca

Ortalis vetula (Wagler, 1830)

The Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula, is a large bird in the Cracidae family. It breeds in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southernmost Texas, United States to northernmost Costa Rica. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Cracidae
Genus:
  Ortalis

Scientific:
  Ortalis vetula

Citation:
  (Wagler, 1830)

Reference:
  Isis 23 col.1112

Protonym:
  Penelope vetula

Avibase ID:
  F4F49CCBEB3E6B4A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F4F49CCB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175716

Geographic range:

  • Ortalis vetula [vetula or intermedia]: SE Mexico (s Veracruz) to nw Costa Rica
  • Ortalis vetula mccalli: Extreme s Texas to ne Mexico (n Veracruz)
  • Ortalis vetula pallidiventris: SE Mexico (n Yucatán Peninsula)
  • Ortalis vetula deschauenseei: Utila I. (off n Honduras)
English:
Plain Chachalaca
Czech:
čačalaka obecná
German:
Blauflügelguan
Danish:
Brun Chachalaca
Spanish:
Chachalaca Norteña
Finnish:
jukataninkaklattaja
French:
Ortalide chacamel
Icelandic:
Sléttugani
Italian:
Ciacialaca disadorno
Japanese:
mujihimeshakukei
Japanese:
ムジヒメシャクケイ
Dutch:
Bruine Chachalaca
Norwegian:
Kratthokko
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kratthokko
Polish:
czakalaka pólnocna
Portuguese:
Aracuã-de-asas-azuis
Russian:
Бурокрылая чачалака
Slovak:
šuan plodožravý
Swedish:
nordlig chachalaca
Ukrainian:
Чачалака східна
Chinese:
纯色小冠雉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Ortalis vetula vetula
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Ortalis vetula vetula
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Ortalide chacamel ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Ortalide chacamel ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ortalis vetula [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ortalis vetula [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Txatxalaca de plana
Czech: Cacalaka hnedokrídlá, čačalaka obecná
Danish: Brun Chachalaca
German: Blauflügelguan, Blauflügeltschatschalaka, Braunflügelguan, Mexiko Blauflügelguan
English: Eastern Chachalaca, Mexican guan, Plain Chachalaca, Texan Chachalaca, Texas Guan
English (IOC): Plain Chachalaca
Spanish: Chachalaca, Chachalaca Común, Chachalaca Lisa, Chachalaca Norteña, Chachalaca olivácea, Chachalaca Oriental, Chachalaca Vetula, Guacharaca mejicana, Guacharaca Mexicana
Spanish (Costa Rica): Chachalaca olivácea
Spanish (Spain): Chachalaca Norteña
Spanish (HBW): Plain Chachalaca
Spanish (Honduras): Chachalaca
Spanish (Mexico): Chachalaca Común, Chachalaca Oriental, chachalaca vetula
Spanish (Nicaragua): Chachalaca Lisa
Estonian: võsa-tšatšalaka
Finnish: jukataninkaklattaja, Ruskosiipikaklattajat
French: Chachalaca de l'Est, Ortalide chacamel, Ortalide du Mexique, Ortalide gris-brun
Croatian: Obična čakalaka
Hungarian: fakó erdeityúk
Icelandic: Sléttugani
Italian: Ciacialaca comune, Ciacialaca disadorno
Japanese: mujihimeshakukei
Japanese: ムジヒメシャクケイ, ムヂヒメシャクケイ
Scientific: Ortalis vetula, Ortalis vetula vetula, Penelope vetula
Lithuanian: rudasparnė čačalaka, Rusvasparnė čačalaka
Latvian: pelēkā čačalaka
Mayan languages: baach
Dutch: Bruine Chachalaca, Mexicaanse chachalaca
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kratthokko
Norwegian: Kratthokko
Polish: Czakalaka meksykańska, Czakalaka ółnocna, czakalaka pólnocna, czakalaka północna
Portuguese: Aracuã-de-asas-azuis
Russian: бурокрылая чачалака, Равнинная чачалака
Slovak: čačalaka plodožravá, šuan plodožravý
Serbian: Obična čakalaka
Swedish: Nordlig chachalaca
Turkish: Kuzey Çaçalakası
Ukrainian: Чачалака східна
Chinese: 纯色小冠雉
Chinese (Traditional): 小灰頭稚冠雉

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