Horned Screamer Anhima cornuta

  • Order: Anseriformes
  • Family: Anhimidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Natalia Piland


Geographic Variation

No described geographic variation.

Related Species

The Horned Screamer is in the family Anhimidae within the order Anseriformes. The Anseriformes, together with the Galliformes (chicken-like birds), constitute the Galloanseres, an assemblage that is basal to the neognath birds (i.e., all birds other than tinamous Tinamidae and the ratities; e.g., Hackett et al 2008).

Recommended Citation

Piland, N. 2010. Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.