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Northern Screamer Chauna chavaria

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The Northern Screamer is confined to the marshy lowlands of northern Colombia and extreme northwestern Venezuela. It resembles the Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata) of southern South America, but has a much thicker black neck band. Like other screamers, it is a rather sedate bird generally observed singly, in pairs, or in small groups perched on bushes or trees within a marsh or forested swamp. It grazes for herbaceous growth, and builds a nest of aquatic vegetation in the middle of a marsh. The chicks leave the nest after only a few days of brooding.

 
 

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Recommended Citation

Northern Screamer (Chauna chavaria), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/norscr1