Photo by rdavis
Photo taken: Samiria River,Peru
, April 2010.
- Anhima cornuta
L. 84-95 cm (33-38 in)
Wt. 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)
- Black head, breast and upperparts
- White speckles on the crown, throat and wing coverts
- Long quill project forward from the crown
- White belly and underwing coverts
- Two sharp spurs on its wings
- Long, strong legs
- Partially webbed feet
Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador.
This species is monotypic
Photo by JorgePeru2
Photo taken: National Reserve Pacaya Samiria, Peru
, May 2010.
Well-vegetated marshes in the lowlands.
Includes water plants
It makes its nest of a large pile of floating vegetation anchored in shallow water. 3 olive-brown eggs are laid.
- Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
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