Northern screamer

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Northern screamer
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anhimidae
Genus: Chauna
Species: C. chavaria
Binomial name
Chauna chavaria
Linnaeus, 1766
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Distribution map

The northern screamer (Chauna chavaria), also known as the black-necked screamer, is a large species of bird in the small family Anhimidae, the screamers. It is a resident breeder in northern Colombia, in Chocó, Antioquia, Córdoba, Sucre, Bolívar, Magdalena, Santander, and Cesar Departments and northwestern Venezuela, in Zulia, Mérida, and Trujillo States.[2] On average, they are 88.9 cm (35 in) long and weigh about 3.9 kg (8.6 lb).

They are Near Threatened.[1]


Not many zoos can show the northern screamer. Most zoos that show them are in Colombia like the Cali Zoo. and the Matecaña City Zoo in Pereira, Risaralda


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Chauna chavaria". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Clements, J. (2007)