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Horned Screamer

Anhima cornuta

Description:

I took this picture at La Aurora natural reserve. I was in a wetland on a boat.

Notes:

The locals call them aruco (in spanish)

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2 Comments

SebastianBarragan
SebastianBarragan 10 years ago

Hi alice
Well what I know about these birds is that there are only three members in their family which is the Anhimidae. the amazing part is that they are related to ducks because the ancestors of the ducks were screamers. so what happen was that the screamers that are left exist because they did not evolve into ducks.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Very different, I wonder if they are related to our turkeys.

SebastianBarragan
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Casanare, Colombia

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on Oct 25, 2011

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