Northern Screamer or Chavarria

Chauna chavaria

The Northern Screamer, or Chavarria, inhabits lowland marshes, swamps, lagoons, the banks of slow-flowing rivers and seasonally flooded alluvial plains in some regions of Colombia and Northern Venezuela.

In spite of being large birds, Northern Screamers can fly very well, they are also very good swimmers and can walk on aquatic vegetation. Like all screamers, their feet are only partially webbed. They form long-life couples.

The above picture was taken in July 2006.

Genus Chauna
Family Anhimidae
Order Anseriformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth