Rufous-headed Chachalaca Ortalis erythroptera

Family: Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows)

Authority: Sclater & Salvin, 1870

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small and contracting range, affected by rapid habitat loss and severe fragmentation. Its population is suspected to be small and declining, owing to the effects of hunting and habitat destruction. This combination of factors results in classification as Vulnerable.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 19,400 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Ortalis erythroptera. Downloaded from on 24/06/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/06/2017.