Southern Screamer Chauna torquata

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


Belton, W. Birds of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Part 1. Rheidae through Furnariidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 178: 369-636.

BirdLife International. 2010. Species factsheet: Southern Screamer Chauna torquata. Downloaded from BirdLife International on 10 August 2010.

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Carboneras, C. 1992. Family Anhimidae (Screamers). Pages 528-535 in J. del Hoyo, A. Elliot, and J. Sargatal (editors). Handbook of the birds of the world. Volume 1. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

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Fontana, C. S., C. V. Cademartori, R. A. Ramos, C. J. Drehmer, and A. E. Tavares. 1994. Abundância relativa de Chauna torquata (Oken,1816) (Aves, Anhimidae) em terras úmidas do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Biociências 2: 125-133. [not seen; reviewed by J. A. Jackson in Journal of Field Ornithology 67: 349]

Servat, G. P., and D. L. Pearson. 1991. Natural history notes and records for seven poorly known bird species from Amazonian Peru. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 111: 92-95.

Haffer, J. 1968. Notes on the wing and tail molt of the screamers, the Sunbittern, and immature guans. Auk 85: 633-638.

Sick, H. 1993. Birds in Brazil. A natural history. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Stonor , C. R. 1939. Notes on the breeding habits of the common screamer. Ibis 81: 45-49.

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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.