Jesse since you brought it up ,I edited that block of type for this bird just for you. I wrote it 8 years ago for the San Pedro Sun and it originally said."If you're one of the lucky people that live north enough on the island to escape the noise of airplanes and the city life of San Pedro, then you've probably heard the cackling of Chachalaca coming from the back bush.
The Chachalaca is a wild bush turkey. Rarely seen but often heard at sun up and sun down. Of the 39 species of Chachalaca in the world, 3 are found in Belize. Ambergris Chachalaca are brown with pheasant like tail and a red throat, sometime weighing over two pounds. This fowl was most definitely a food source for the Maya and buccaneers living on this island in its past." :-)
I figured you had enough North BS for the day.
Last edited by elbert; 12/10/07 01:49 PM.