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Punta Islita, Guanacaste
Costa Rica


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 496 mm
Exposure 1/400 s, f/6.3, ISO 640 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Blauflügelguan Dutch  Bruine Chachalaca
Italian  Ciacialaca disadorno Spanish  Chachalaca Norteña


This largely arboreal bird utters at dawn and dusk its loud, raucous call, from which its name is derived .


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