Bolivia, S Brazil to C Argentina, SE Peru.
Mainly vegetarian. Aquatic plants, seeds, leaves, roots and stems of vegetables and other crops, limited amount of insects.
Habitat: Tropical or subtropical wetlands, agricultural land.
Incubation: 42-46 days / 2-7 eggs
Social structure: Pairs (during breeding period) or large flocks of up to 100 birds
Weight: 4400gr max
Estimated population in the wild: unknown, stable.
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
- Their name comes from its extremely loud scream which can be heard as far as 3kms away.
- They establish monogamous relationships that last several years or possibly for the pair's lifetime.
- Local people may capture young screamers to raise them with domestic chickens, which the screamers eagerly defend against predators!