chachalaca

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Related to chachalacas: Cracidae
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Noun1.chachalaca - slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; native to Central America and Mexico; highly regarded as game birds
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
genus Ortalis, Ortalis - chachalacas
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Population densities of curassows, guans and chachalacas (Cracidae): effects of body size, habitat, season, and hunting.
The departing fog has revealed the hard reality of this nearly vanished ecosystem, but something else has become equally apparent: The dawn chorus continues, hawks fly past, kiskadees pluck ripe orange hackberries, chachalacas rustle clumsily on branches far too thin for their chicken-like forms and a beautiful red-banded pixie butterfly stops to rest on a nearby leaf.
In Chachalacas of Mexico, due to increased urban sprawl and the decrease of grasslands and croplands from 1995 to 2006, the net loss of ecosystem service value ($US 2006/ha/year) was approximately $7 x [10.sup.5] [4].
limbatus capturados en las playas de Chachalacas y en la costa de Veracruz, mostro que existia una diferencia entre los sexos de los organismos en la concentracion del Hg, asi como la longitud y la edad de los organismos con la concentracion del Pb y Hg.