Buff-browed Chachalaca Ortalis superciliaris

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Buff-browed Chachalaca is a rare Cracid endemic to a small area in northeastern Brazil.  It is found in lowland deciduous forest and thickets.  The species is small for a chachalaca, dark brown above and pale brown below, and has an obviously pale supercilium and red dewlap; it is the only chachalaca with a contrasting supercilium.  Hunting, trade, and loss of habitat poses problems for this species, which is considered "near threatened" by the IUCN.

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Recommended Citation

Buff-browed Chachalaca (Ortalis superciliaris), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bubcha1