Northern screamer

Northern screamer
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anhimidae
Genus:Chauna
Species:C. chavaria
Binomial name
Chauna chavaria
(Linnaeus, 1766)
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Distribution map
Synonyms

Parra chavaria Linnaeus, 1766

The northern screamer (Chauna chavaria), also known as the black-necked screamer, is a large species of bird in the small family Anhimidae, the screamers. It is a resident breeder in northern Colombia, in Chocó, Antioquia, Córdoba, Sucre, Bolívar, Magdalena, Santander, and Cesar Departments and northwestern Venezuela, in Zulia, Mérida, and Trujillo States.[2] On average, they are 88.9 cm (35 in) long and weigh about 3.9 kg (8.6 lb).

They are Near Threatened.[1]

Captivity

Few zoos keep the northern screamer, and most of those that do are located in Colombia. These zoos include the Cali Zoo, the Guatika Zoo in Tibasosa, Boyacá. The National Aviary in Cartagena also has these birds.

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