Red-legged Seriema Cariama cristata

These birds are brave! The red-legged seriema is one of just several species that prey upon the venomous coral snake.

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ORIGIN:
Eastern South America

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HABITAT:
Grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
3-6 lbs
Length: 20 in

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DIET:
Small mammals, snakes, lizards, insects and eggs

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PREDATORS:
Unknown

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp nails

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 2 eggs at one time; 4-week incubation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 50 yrs

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