Of course, we are already familiar with the characteristic sound of the piha in the Bush, very impressive and very present. However, there is currently another sound that can clearly be heard in the Bush, the sound of the chaco chachalaca.
Rare at zoos
When we were asked by GaiaZOO in Limburg if we were prepared to take on a pair of unrelated chaco chachalacas, we did not have to think about it for long. These species has long been on the wish list for the Bush. There are twelve species of chachalacas, but only two are kept in European zoos. Of these two species, there are still only a few in zoos. Therefore, it is fairly difficult to come across chacalacas. At the beginning of March, the arrival of this new species in our collection had finally come.