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Quick Facts
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anhimidae
Genus: Chauna
Species: torquata

Length: 28 - 37 inches
Weight: 4 - 11 lbs
Incubation: 40 - 45 days
Offspring: 2 - 6

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Crested Screamer

Chauna torquata

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The Crested screamer had black, brown, and gray feathers. Although it is a waterfowl, its feet are not webbed. It weighs between 4.4 and 11 pounds and can be 3 feet in length.


The diet of the Crested screamer is made up of a variety of vegetation, including grasses and leaves of many different plants.


Crested screamers are found in South America in marshes, grasslands, and lagoons.


The mother lays 2 to 6 eggs in a nest built on the ground near water. After 40-45 days of incubationWhat does incubation mean?, the chicks hatch.

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