chachalaca definition

  • noun:
    • some of several cracid birds, for the genus Ortalis, restricted to the Americas, that resemble the guans.
    • The Texan guan (Ortalis vetula).
    • The Texan guan, Ortalis vetula maccalli; a gallinaceous bird for the household Cracidæ and subfamily Penelopinæ, the only real representative associated with the family in the United States.
    • slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; indigenous to Central The united states and Mexico; highly regarded as game birds
    • some of a few cracid birds, of the genus Ortalis, restricted to the Americas, that resemble the guans.
    • The Texan guan (Ortalis vetula).
    • The Texan guan, Ortalis vetula maccalli; a gallinaceous bird associated with household Cracidæ and subfamily Penelopinæ, the only real representative of this family in the us.
    • slender arboreal guan resembling a wild turkey; native to Central The united states and Mexico; highly regarded as game wild birds

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