They call this bird a Chachalaca, a Plain Chachalaca. It is found in the US only in the most southern tip of Texas. They are very unusual looking and very loud. I see nothing Plain at all about this bird!
Posts Tagged: South Texas
This is such a magnificent bird! His rusty colored shoulders and white rump are so gorgeous in flight. I captured this image in a field in South Texas.
This Long-Billed Thrasher conveniently took a very long bath in front of my lens while I was in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. This is a new species for me, I thought it was a Brown Thrasher. These beautiful birds only live in southern Texas and Eastern Mexico. I feel very fortunate to have had this wonderful show!
This desert bird looks so much like a female cardinal that I thought this one was a female Cardinal until after I took the picture. They live only in the very southern parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Texas and in fact it’s nickname is the Desert Cardinal, probably because it’s real name is Pyrrhuloxia.
This gregarious, colorful, tropical bird looks like a cartoon character! I found this one in South Texas, drinking from a puddle with the water dripping off it’s beak. It occasionally stopped and looked at it’s reflection in the water puddle.