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Chauna

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anseriformes
Scientific name  Chauna
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Anhimidae
Higher classification  Screamer
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Lower classifications  Southern screamer, Northern screamer

Northern screamer chavarr chauna chavaria nt


Chauna is a genus of birds in the screamer family. Its two members are found in wetlands of South America. The species are

Chauna Chauna torquata Southern screamer
  • Southern screamer or crested screamer, Chauna torquata
  • Northern screamer or black-necked screamer, Chauna chavaria
  • 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.

    Chauna Chauna chavaria Wikiwand
    Chauna FileChauna torquata 1838jpg Wikimedia Commons
    Chauna Gjeterfugler Wikipedia

    References

    Chauna Wikipedia


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