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Red-legged Seriema
Cariamidae
Cariama cristata
Type: Bird
gardengeek
gardengeek


Cariamidae Family
Cariama Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Description

It is 75 to 90 cm (30 to 36 in) long, with a fairly long neck, tail, and legs. The plumage is medium brown above with black markings; pale brown on the head, neck, and breast; and white on the belly. The tail has a black band near the tip and a white tip. The beak and legs are red, and the eyes are yellow. Soft feathers emerge from the base of the bill to form a fan-shaped crest.


General information about Red-legged Seriema :

Giant Brazillian Bird
AKA: Crested Cariama
The song has a quality described as a cross between the serrated bark of a young dog and the clucking of turkeys .
In one conflict between two birds, they jumped at each other feet-first, keeping their balance by flapping.
This species nests on the ground or in a bush or tree up to 3 m above the ground. In the latter case adults jump into the nest rather than fly




Red-legged Seriema - YouTube.com


Giant Brazillian Bird
Giant Brazillian Bird - January 05, 2010



Giant Brazillian Bird
Giant Brazillian Bird - January 05, 2010



Giant Brazillian Bird
Giant Brazillian Bird - January 05, 2010



Giant Brazillian Bird
Giant Brazillian Bird - January 05, 2010

  Identifier Research
Red-legged Seriema
SuziQ
August 07, 2010
Cariamidae
Cariama cristata
Web | Images | YouTube
creagrus.home.montereybay.com seriemas.html

also en.wikipedia.org wiki Red-legged_Seriema or en.wikipedia.org wiki Seriema
Your Seriema is the red-legged species.it is also known as a Crested Cariama.

There has been and continues to be much debate about the taxonomic relationship of seriemas. In older times they were grouped with that other diurnal bird of prey that runs on long legs, the Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius of Africa, but more recent evidence (including tentative DNA results) has placed the seriemas in the Gruiformes (cranes rails order). the birds, from as young as 2 weeks and up, and including adult pairs are highly vocal; thier singins is like loud yelping cries (like young dogs, they also sing in grops. the song has three parts (see wiki). they are wary, elusive birds living in thick cerrado vegetation.

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gardengeek
gardengeek
August 09, 2010
This was in Minas Gerais... in a small town called Bueno Brandao...

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