Chachalacas aren’t the most beautiful of birds, or even the most interesting. Generally noisy and fractious, and frequently found running races thru the garden, Chacha remind one of wild chickens. Living from far south Texas down to South America, these were capture in the highlands of Belize., Central America. What made them worth a couple of dozen frames was the fact that it was raining pretty hard which gave the whole area a misty luminous quality that reminded me of some of the early Audubon art plates in the old time bird books.
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 24x
6/23/13 204 views
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