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Cariama cristata

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Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

"The seriemas are the sole extant members of the small and ancient family Cariamidae, which is also the sole surviving family of the Cariamae. Once believed to be related to cranes, they have been placed by one recent study near the falcons, parrots and passerines." (Wikipedia)
Although they are wild animals, they can often be seen in populated areas. They behave pretty much like secretary birds, eating snakes and lizards, so they are preserved by rural populations.

Saarbrigger 6 years ago

Funny lady (?).

Lovely eyes...

peter 7 years ago

The location was incorrect. Judging by the wikipedia entry, I believe Seriema is accurate since it is a South American bird. Thank you :)

lori.tas 7 years ago

HI Peter, was this bird in a zoo? Because the closest can come to visual match is a seriema:

lori.tas 7 years ago

This doesn't look like a native North American bird to me, although I could be wrong. Where was it, how big was it, what was it doing, and what was its general shape? Something about it makes me think of a domesticated bird and not necessarily a wild species.

Isabela 7 years ago

Cool! Unfortunately I don't know what kind of bird is.

Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil

Lat: -25.61, Long: -54.48

Spotted on Oct 9, 2010
Submitted on Oct 9, 2010


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