Order Anseriformes

Family Anhimidae

Screamers
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General
  • Large, heavily-built waterbirds with long, robust legs and small head and bill.
  • Neotropical Region.
  • Marshes, forests and savannas.
  • 76-95 cm.
  • 2 genera, 3 species, 3 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Carboneras, C. (2017). Screamers (Anhimidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52209 on 24 November 2017).