Southern Screamer Chauna torquata

  • Order: Anseriformes
  • Family: Anhimidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Serina Brady

Diet and Foraging


Southern Screamers eat aquatic plants, seeds, leaves, stems, and some crops. They graze in a similar fashion to the ducks and geese (Weller 1999).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Brady, S. (2010). Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.