Order Cariamiformes

Family Cariamidae

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  • Large, long-legged terrestrial birds, with hawk-like head and long neck and tail.
  • C & E South America.
  • Grassland, savanna, dry woodland and open forests.
  • 70-90 cm.
  • 2 genera, 2 species, 2 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Gonzaga, Luiz P. & Bonan, A. (2019). Seriemas (Cariamidae). 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/52233 on 11 December 2019).