brown body; grey head; bare red throat patch (Panama; 2008-05-18)

Grey-headed Chachalaca
Ortalis cinereiceps

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: chachalacas are turkey-like birds (albeit much smaller) that spend much of their time foraging on the ground or scrambling in low shrubs in tropical and subtropical forests; true to its name, this species has a grey head; no sexual dimorphism; usually seen in groups of about a dozen individuals.

ventral view; chicken-like bill; creamy underparts (Panama; 2008-05-18)

dorsal view; dark brown upperparts (Panama; 2008-05-18)

long graduated tail tipped in buff (Panama; 2008-05-18)

light belly; some rufous on the primary feathers (Panama; 2008-05-18)

showing off the rufous on its primaries (Panama; 2008-05-18)