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Chauna
Chauna chavaria-8
Northern Screamer (Chauna chavaria)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Anseriformes
Family Anhimidae
Genus Chauna

Chauna is a small genus of screamers in the Anhimidae family.

They are large, bulky birds, with a small downy head, long legs and large feet which are only partially webbed. They have large spurs on their wings which are used in fights over mates and territorial disputes. The southern screamer is overall fairly common and sometimes considered a pest as it raids crops and competes with farm birds for food. In contrast, the northern screamer is relatively rare and therefore considered near threatened.

Species[]

Its two members are found in wetlands of South America. The species are:

Northern Screamer (Linnaeus, 1766) (Chauna chavaria)
Southern Screamer (Oken, 1816) (Chauna torquata)
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