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Plain Chachalaca
Ortalis vetula (Wagler, 1830)
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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)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Plain Chachalaca
Czech:
  čačalaka obecná
German:
  Blauflügelguan
Danish:
  Brun Chachalaca
Spanish:
  Chachalaca Norteña
Finnish:
  jukataninkaklattaja
French:
  Ortalide chacamel
Italian:
  Ciacialaca disadorno
Japanese:
  mujihimeshakukei
Japanese:
  ムジヒメシャクケイ
Dutch:
  Bruine Chachalaca
Norwegian:
  Kratthokko
Polish:
  czakalaka pólnocna
Portuguese:
  Aracuã-de-asas-azuis
Russian:
  Бурокрылая чачалака
Slovak:
  šuan plodožravý
Swedish:
  nordlig chachalaca
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
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:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Plain Chachalaca ( Ortalis vetula) [version 1]
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]
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 related concepts
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
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 (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
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
Latin: Ortalis vetula, Ortalis vetula vetula, Penelope vetula
Lithuanian: rudasparnė čačalaka, Rusvasparnė čačalaka
Latvian: pelēkā čačalaka
Mayan languages: baach
Dutch: Bruine Chachalaca, Mexicaanse chachalaca
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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