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horned screamer

Kamichi \Ka"mi*chi\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A curious South American bird ( Anhima or {Palamedea cornuta), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its head, and two sharp spurs on each wing. Although its beak, feet, and legs resemble those of gallinaceous birds, it is related in anatomical characters to the ducks and geese ( Anseres). Called also horned screamer. The name is sometimes applied also to the chaja. See Chaja, and Screamer.

horned screamer

n. ''Anhima cornuta,'' a South American bird, member of the ''Anhimidae'' family, with black upper parts, head and breast and white speckles on the crown, throat and wing coverts.

horned screamer

n. screamer having a hornlike process projecting from the forehead [syn: Anhima cornuta]

Horned screamer

The '''horned screamer ' (Anhima cornuta'') is a member of a small family of birds, the Anhimidae, which occurs in wetlands of tropical South America. There are three screamer species, the other two being the southern screamer and the northern screamer in the genus Chauna. They are related to the ducks, geese and swans, which are in the family Anatidae, but have bills looking more like those of game birds.