French: Kamichi à collier German: Halsband-Wehrvogel Spanish: Chajá común
“in Paragai, um Plata”.
Bolivia and S Brazil to C Argentina; also extreme SE Peru#R.
80–95 cm; c. 2700–4400 g. Sexes alike, with prominent occipital crest of pointed feathers, grey head and upperparts, becoming fuscous-coloured on flight feathers... read more
Voice is loud, far-carrying (up to 3 km) and somewhat goose-like; frequently heard both in flight... read more
Tropical or subtropical wetlands, including lakes, lagoons, marshes, flooded fields and meadows.... read more
Food and feeding
Green parts of succulent, aquatic plants; seeds, leaves, roots and stems of vegetables and other crops. Also a limited amount of animal... read more
Mostly during austral spring, with first eggs in Sept/Nov, but also in other months. Long-term monogamous pair-bonds. Solitary and... read more
Mostly sedentary; somewhat nomadic outside breeding season, when large flocks may form and wander... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Apparently most abundant of screamers, with estimated population of 100,000–1,000,000 individuals, but also most subject to... read more
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