Adult eating flowers on a shrub

Chaco Chachalaca eating flower's jelly
Adult eating flowers on a shrub
Species: Chaco Chachalaca   Ortalis canicollis
Subspecies: pantanalensis
Author: José Carlos Motta-Junior
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Added to IBC: 20 Jun 2013 - 18:56
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Altitude (m): 
157 meters


Taken at 16:58h with a Nikon D300 camera + Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-D VR, supported on windowsill of the car, ISO 800, f/5 at 1/200s, zoom at 150mm. ~35 % cropped, no flash used. Eating the sweet jelly nectar of Combretum lanceolatum (Combretaceae) flowers, Transpantaneira road.

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José Carlos Motta-Junior, IBC1028360. Accessible at

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José Carlos Motta-Junior, IBC1028360. Photo of Chaco Chachalaca Ortalis canicollis at Poconé, Brazil. Accessible at

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