- Anhima cornuta
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Cocha Blanco, RÃo Madre de Dios, Manu Lodge, Madre de Dios Department, Peru
, September 2018
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 projects forward from the crown
- White belly and underwing coverts
- Two sharp spurs on its wings
- Long, strong legs
- Partially webbed feet
South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador.
This species is monotypic
Well-vegetated marshes in the lowlands. Moist tropical forests
Their diet consists mostly of aquatic plants, including leaves, stems, roots and flowers. They also eat a small amount of insects.
Monogomous. The nest is a large pile of floating vegetation anchored in shallow water. The clutch contains 3 olive-brown eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2016)
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