Chauna torquata

• Chajá
• Southern screamer / Crested screamer

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anhimidae
Genus:Chauna
Species:C. torquata

The wing’s sharp spurs can be used for defense against predators when the birds are out in search of feeding grounds.

Rocha, Uruguay

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