Rufous-Vented Chachalaca (Ortalis ruficauda)
An adult Rufous-Vented Chachalaca and its young perched on a branch. This large bird is one of the national birds of Trinidad and Tobago, and it is only present on Tobago where it is commonly called the Cocrico. I've recently returned from a short trip to Tobago so more shots on the way:)
The rufous-vented chachalaca is a member of an ancient group of birds of the family Cracidae, which are related to the Australasian mound builders. It inhabits northeast Colombia and northern Venezuela where it is called guacharaca, and the island of Tobago in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago where it is known as the cocrico and is one of the country's two national birds. It is also found on Bequia and Union Island in the Grenadines where it may have been introduced.