Ortalis guttata, O. araucuan and O. squamata (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as O. guttata following Stotz et al. (1996) and SACC (2011), and before then were also lumped with O. colombiana as O. guttata following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
||not a migrant
Population justification: The population size has not been quantified, but the taxon is described as localised.
Trend justification: The species is thought to tolerate secondary habitats and human activity reasonably well, but is suspected to have undergone declines in some areas owing to hunting pressure: the rate of these declines have not been quantified but are not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ortalis columbiana. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/colombian-chachalaca-ortalis-columbiana on 30/09/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/09/2023.