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. On average, they are 88.9 cm (35 in) long and weigh about 3.9 kg (8.6 lb).
They are Near Threatened.
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.