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Chauna Torquata
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Habitat: Grassland, Wetlands
Length: 32-37"
Weight: 9-12lbs
Average Lifespan: 14-15 Years
Incubation Period: 42-46 days

-They are also known as the crested screamer
-Their diet consists mostly of egg, apple, plant stems, and leaves
-The crested screamer has two spurs, one protruding from the bend of each wing. 
-These spurs are very similar to arrowheads, and can be used very effectively against aggressors if the bird feels threatened
-They can soar for hours at great heights
-Screamers are one of the two groups of living birds lacking prongs on the ribs (uncinate processes)

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