Seriema em Paraguaçu, Minas Gerais
Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul, Bonito, November 10, 2011
The seriemas are the sole extant members of the small and ancient family Cariamidae, which is also the sole surviving lineage of the order Cariamiformes. Once believed to be related to cranes, they have been placed by one recent study near the falcons, parrots and passerines, as well as the extinct terror birds. The seriemas are large, long-legged terrestrial birds that range from 70 to 90 cm. They live in grasslands, savanna, dry woodland and open...