Southern Screamer

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Southern Screamer

Chauna torquata
Southern screamers spend their days foraging in groups for aquatic plants in marshes and lakes. Their long legs and long toes help them wade though the water with ease. At any sign of danger, the bird flies up into a tree and sounds an alarm call. The screamer’s call can carry more than a mile away.
Fact file:

Length: 2.7 – 3.1 ft

Weight: Up to 9.7 lbs

Habitat: Wetlands

Diet: Aquatic plants

Current Range: Central South America