CRESTED SCREAMER
(Chauna Torquata)
Coscoroba Swan          Demoiselle Crane


South American Zone - Slimbridge
The Crested Screamer found in South American Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South America
Breeding Habitat - South America
Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uraguay, Brazil and Argentina.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory.

Conservation Status


Size
810mm to 950mm (32" to 37")

Appearance - Drake
The male has mainly Grey plumage with a Black neck ring, a hooked Grey bill, with a featherless Red patch from the base of the bill to the eye. The legs and feet are Pink.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male except slightly smaller.

Habitat
Wetlands, Swamps, Marshes, Grasslands, Lakes and Estuaries.

Diet
Plant Stems, Seeds, Leaves, and occasional small Animal.

Breeding Time
October to December.

Nest
Built as a platform from Reeds, Straw and Vegetation near water.

Eggs
Quantity: 2 to 7
Colour: White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F
Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)
Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)
Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)
Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)
Coot (Fulica Atra)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)
Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)
Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)
Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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CRESTED SCREAMER
Coscoroba Swan          Demoiselle Crane
Crested Screamer
©Nigel Key Crested Screamer (Slimbridge June 2010)

The Crested Screamer, also known as the Southern Screamer, is found in Southeastern Peru, Northern Bolivia, Paraguay, Southern Brazil, Uruguay and North Argentina.

The Crested Screamer prefers to remain on the ground but is actually a good swimmer. It also has bony spurs on its wings which it uses to fight against rival Screamers and also as a defence against its enemies.
   Hear the Crested Screamer#'s Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Crested Screamer (Slimbridge April 2013) Crested Screamer (Slimbridge May 2013) Crested Screamer (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Crested Screamer (Slimbridge October 2012) Crested Screamer (Slimbridge October 2012) Crested Screamer (Slimbridge October 2012)
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Crested Screamer (Slimbridge October 2012) Crested Screamer (Slimbridge October 2012) Crested Screamer (Slimbridge September 2012)
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Crested Screamer (Slimbridge June 2010) Crested Screamer (Slimbridge June 2010) Crested Screamer (Slimbridge June 2010)
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