Red-legged Seriema

Cariama cristata

The Red-legged Seriema or Crested Cariama is a mostly predatory terrestrial bird in the seriema family, included in the "Gruiformes" in the old paraphyletic circumscription, but increasingly placed in a distinct order Cariamiformes. The Red-legged Seriema inhabits grasslands from Brazil south of the Amazon to Uruguay and northern Argentina.