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It is about 48 cm. His face is gray, the belly is black and has large white spot on the wing, visible only when the bird flies. Has beak and red feet. When is young, is grayish brown , including beak and feet.
Very common in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso , this bird usually graze on grass low flooded and sometimes in mangroves. Perches regularly to rest. It is an outgoing bird may occur in large concentrations . It is observed huge flocks flying or basking in the sun on the edge of a dam . These gangs defend themselves diving, especially when the water is tense by the wind on those occasions occur sound pinions that increase the ping produced by the wings beats.
Spotted on Feb 18, 2015
Submitted on Feb 19, 2015