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Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes 
Family: Cracidae 
Genus: Ortalis


Plain chachalaca's are about 20-24 inches long. They have a small head and dark brown feathers on their heads and backs, with lighter brown feathers on their chests, with a very long green-tinged tail with a white tip. The plain chachalaca prefers to live close to water in river woodlands and thickets and range from the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The plain chachalaca is a very noisy bird and at dawn and sunset groups of them will call loudly from the treetops. Their menu consists of leaves, grain, berries, buds, and sometimes insects.
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