A PLAIN CHACHALACA
Why are you reporting this puzzle?
"Plain" is part of their name, not just my description. This bird is primarily found in Mexico. The only place they are found in the U.S. is in the lower Rio Grande River Valley, in the vicinity near Brownsville, Texas. That is where I came across this one, and a couple of others. They are large birds, something like a pheasant. I was really surprised when this one popped out of some dense bush close to me. It kind of felt surreal. Given their extremely limited range in our country, as a bird watcher, it was a real treat.