The Caribbean Dictionary

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cocrico
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The Rufous-vented Chachalaca, is a member of an ancient group of birds of the Cracidae family, which are related to the Australasian mound builders. It inhabits northeast Colombia and northern Venezuela where it is called Guacharaca, and in Tobago where it is known as the Cocrico and is the island's national bird. It is also found on Bequia and Union Island in the Grenadines where it may have been introduced.
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Bobzy Feb 21, 2017
Rufous-vented Chachalaca (Ortalis ruficauda) separated by its plain grey head, lack of rufous primary edging and by its rufous underparts. The Rufous-vented Chachalaca forages for fruit in flocks of 4-20 birds, although sometimes it can be found in flocks of over 50 birds. This is the only species of chachalaca that is  known to nest on the ground, though like other chachalacas it prefers to nest
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