SERIEMAS   -   CARIAMIDAE

Red-legged Seriema - Cariama cristata
Red-legged Seriema
Cariama cristata
São Roque de Minas, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
The Red-legged Seriema is a characteristic bird of savanna areas of eastern South America, and can be common and approachable where they are not hunted. It's far-carrying song (click for short sample) is very distinctive. There are only two species of seriema in the world today. The other, the Black-legged Seriema (Chunga burmeisteri), lives in the chaco region farther south, and is a much shier bird, rarely seen in the open areas. These first two photos are of a bird that was foraging in a vacant lot just opposite our hotel at the edge of town. (S5)


Red-legged Seriema - Cariama cristata
Red-legged Seriema
Cariama cristata
São Roque de Minas, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
(S5)



Red-legged Seriema - Cariama cristata
Red-legged Seriema
Cariama cristata
Transpantanal Highway, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
(S8)


Red-legged Seriema - Cariama cristata
Red-legged Seriema
Cariama cristata
Pousada Piuval, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
(S11)



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