Ser chachalaca – to talk too much

“Ser chachalaca” is a Tico slang expression meaning “To talk too much.”  And here are photos of juvenile (teenagers maybe) Chachalacas, the bird the expression came from. These large birds chatter a lot and very loudly. In fact the juveniles pictured here woke me up around 5:00 AM today and later I tried to snap some photos which is difficult because they stay in the tops of the trees mostly.

Gray-headed Chachalaca juvenile
Atenas, Costa Rica

Gray-headed Chachalaca 
Atenas, Costa Rica

Gray-headed Chachalaca 
Atenas, Costa Rica

I have photos of adult Gray-headed Chachalacas in my photo gallery Costa Rica Birds
And to read more Classic Tico Expressions


“A fool is made more of a fool, 
when their mouth is more open than their mind.” 

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