Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, north and eastern Argentina, southern Brazil and Uruguay
Marshes, wet savannas, swamps, open lowlands and forest lagoons
Grasses, stems, seeds, berries and leaves, occasionally insects and small animals
4 - 11 lbs.
28 - 37 in.
40 - 46 days
2 - 7 eggs
Pairs have monogamous relationship, sometimes mating for life.
Courtship involves loud, continuous duets with constant preening.
After hatching, chicks leave the nest and begin to feed on their own. Fledging period is 8 – 14 weeks.
The crested screamer is the most common of the three screamer species, but it is under increasing pressure from hunting and habitat destruction. The species seems to be able to adapt to the presence of humans and has been known to colonize cultivated fields in addition to its original habitat.
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