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Southern Screamer

(engl: Southern Screamer)

Sharp, watch out! 

Like all screamers, the Southern Screamer has an extremely dangerous weapon. Each wing has two long, bony spurs. They are similar to a dagger and are razor-sharp. They use them to defend themselves against enemies and in fights. 

Sinking in the ground? No thanks! 

Southern Screamers have adapted well to their swampy habitat. Their legs are long and strong. Their really long toes are only partially webbed. They use them to distribute weight evenly and protect themselves from sinking.

Halsband-Wehrvogel (Tschaja)
Verbreitungsgebiet: Halsband-Wehrvogel (Tschaja)
Verbreitungsgebiet: Halsband-Wehrvogel (Tschaja)
Wissenschaftl. Name Chauna cristata
Ordnung Geese Birds
Familie Anhimidae
Größe ca. 95 cm
Gewicht ♂ bis 4,5 kg, ♀ bis 3,5 kg
Fortpflanzung 2-6 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 46 Tage
Verbreitung South America
Lebensraum swamp areas, waters in the savannah
Nahrung grains, Leaves, little insects
Bestand secured