Horned Screamer

By Marla Lise




Horned Screamer

Scientific Name: Anhima cornuta

The Horned Screamer is a massive bird that inhabits South America. This bird can grow up to 95cm long and weigh almost 4 kg (9 lbs) but it has a tiny little beak that looks like that of a chicken.

This bird gets its name from a long thin feather that curves downwards from the top of its head. It has sharp claws on the end of it wings and partially webbed feet.

As its name suggests, this bird makes a heck of a racket with very loud "U-WHO" or honking sounds.

The chicks hatch from olive-colored eggs and can run as soon as they emerge.

Although this bird is thought to be extinct in Trinidad and Tobago, the Horned Screamer is not on the endangered list.


Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer chick



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Baby screamer chick



Baby screamer chick (Anhima cornuta)



Horned screamer



Horned screamer chick (Anhima cornuta)



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer



Horned screamer




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Blue and Gold Macaw
Common Potoo
Green Honeycreeper
Grey Winged Trumpeter
Harpy Eagle
Hoatzin
Horned Screamer
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Malachite Kingfisher
Mealy Parrot
Northern Cassowary
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Rhinoceros Hornbill
Scarlet Ibis
Wattled Jacana

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