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São Roque de Minas, Minas Gerais State


Make Canon EOS 50D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 512 mm
Exposure 1/1250 s, f/6.3, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Rotfußseriema Dutch  Europese Kanarie
Italian  Seriema zamperosse Spanish  Chuña Patirroja


The picture and following comment are by Nick Athanas: The Red-legged Seriema is a characteristic bird of savanna areas of eastern South America, and can be common and approachable where it is not hunted. There are only two species of seriema in the world today. The photo is of a bird that was foraging in a vacant lot just opposite our hotel at the edge of town.


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Red-legged Seriema
Cariama cristata
Cariama huppé