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Central South America

Crested Screamer

Screamers belong to a small family of birds that are related to ducks, geese and swans, but have bills that look more like that of a game bird.

The crested screamer is well-named. Its call can be heard up to two miles away.

HABITATMarshes, grasslands, lagoons
DIETVegetation; grasses and leaves of many plants
LIFE Expectancy 15 years

Fun Fact
It is estimated that 1/5 of the total biomass of animals on Earth is ants.
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