Crested Screamer

Chauna torquata

Crested screamers spend their days foraging in groups for aquatic plants in marshes and lakes. Their long legs and long toes help them wade through the water with ease. At any sign of danger, the bird flies up into a tree and sounds an alarm call.

Fact File

Species Survival Plan Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Wildlife Canyon
lengthLength: 2.5 to 3 ft
weightWeight: Up to 11 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: More than 15 yrs
habitatHabitat: Wetlands
dietDiet: Aquatic plants