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
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.