Southern screamer
Chauna torquata



Drapeau anglais : Kamichi à collier
Drapeau allemand: Halsband Wehrvogel
Drapeau espagnol : Chajá común


Screamers are birds close related to the Anatidae family (geese and ducks). The southern screamer is the largest species of this family. It stands on tall, fairly strong pinkish legs. The plumage is grayish becoming darker on the wings. The end of the wings is adorned with a spur. The top of the neck is surrounded by a black collar and a white collar. The head has a small crest. Skin around the eyes is pink and the beak is ivory.

Those birsd lives in tropical and subtropical wetlands. It particularly likes flooded fields, marshes laggon. During the winter, they may reach drier areas or even cultivated areas. Its range extends from northern Argentina to Bolivia and western Brazil.

The diet consists in vegetable and of the green parts of succulent plants, aquatic plants and some seeds. It also includes leaves and cereals.

Breeding season occurs during the austral dry season between October and November. Adults are territorial and build a nest on the ground by accumulating branches and plant residues. The female lays between 2 and 5 eggs which are incubated for 43 to 46 days. Newly hatched chicks have grey-yellow down.

Rather sedentary, couples stay and defend their territory.

In captivity, this species is quite common and well reproduced in European parks.



Least concerned

            

Size
83 à 95 cm
Weight
4 à 4,4 kg
Incubation
43 à 46 days
Sexual maturity
2 à 3 years
Longevity
15 years




Kamichi à collier
Kamichi à collier - zoo de Zlin - aout 2020
Kamichi à collier
Kamichi à collier  - zoo de Zlin - aout 2020


Kamichi à collier
Kamichi à collier - Best zoo - Septembre 2018





Kamichi à collier
Kamichi à collier - Parc de Branféré - Juillet 2020
Kamichi à collier
Kamichi à collier - zoo de Zlin - aout 2020
Kamichi à collier
Kamichi à collier - zoo de Zlin - aout 2020



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