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Red-legged Seriema

Cariama cristata

Description:

The Red-legged Seriema or Crested Cariama (Cariama cristata) is a mostly predatory terrestrial bird in the seriema family (Cariamidae), included in the "Gruiformes" in the old paraphyletic circumscription, but increasingly placed in a distinct order Cariamiformes (along with three extinct families). The Red-legged Seriema inhabits grasslands from Brazil south of the Amazon to Uruguay and northern Argentina. The area over which it occurs is estimated at 5.9 million km², though the bird is not found everywhere in this region of course. The species is absent from the Mata Atlântica and planalto uplands along the coast of Brazil.

Notes:

Photographed in the Bird Park of Walsrode, Germany.

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3 Comments

Brinschk
Brinschk 8 years ago

Thanks for your comments! Those are great birds, very cool looking and in this park absolutely not shy.. ;)

tomato.glasgow
tomato.glasgow 8 years ago

Wild hairdo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Great shot

Brinschk
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Brinschk

Bomlitz, Niedersachsen (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Jul 10, 2013

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