French: Kamichi cornu German: Hornwehrvogel Spanish: Chajá añuma
Tropical South America from Colombia (including Cauca and Magdalena Valleys) and Venezuela to S Brazil (recently recorded in Espírito Santo#R); also in Guayas, W Ecuador.
80–94 cm; c. 3000–3150 g; wingspan 170 cm. Unlikely to be confused with ample range. Sexes basically alike, having mostly greenish-black plumage, speckled white... read more
Voice is very loud, far-carrying and somewhat goose-like; mainly calls during early morning and... read more
Moist tropical forest, swamps and grassy meadows near rivers; also in llanos of Venezuela... read more
Food and feeding
Leaves, stems, flowers and roots of aquatic plants, with predilection for succulent parts. Also small proportion of insects, consumed... read more
Mostly during austral spring or summer, with eggs in Nov/Dec, but also in other months. Long-term monogamous pair-bond; in Colombia... read more
Apparently sedentary, with local movements outside breeding season, mainly of juveniles or non-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and locally common, though probably declining slowly in most areas with intensive human pressure; overall population... read more
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