By Marla Lise
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.
Blue and Gold Macaw
Grey Winged Trumpeter
Asian black bear
Black-and-white ruffed lemur
Black-faced spider monkey
Brown capuchin monkey
Capybara [2nd profile]
Eastern Long Beaked Echidna
Malagasy Giant Jumping Rat
Plains Zebra not a rainforest species
South American tapir
South American coatimundi
Leatherback Sea Turtle not a rainforest species
Pygmy stump-tailed chameleon
Giant Chinese Salamander
Gladiator Tree Frog
Green Poison Arrow Frog
Indian Purple Frog
All about Rainforests
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