Red-legged/Crested Seriema Cariama cristata

Red-legged Seriema
Crested Seriema
The Red-legged Seriema, also called the Crested Seriema or Crested Cariama, comes from the plains of southern Brazil and northern Argentina. They can run fast but rarely fly. Males and females look alike; as their name suggests they have red legs (usually brighter red than the old male bird shown here), red beaks and pale blue eye shadow.
Red-legged Seriema
Red-legged Seriema
Red-legged Seriema
They are about 2 feet tall and their sound can travel for miles.
Red-legged Seriema
Red-legged Seriema with toy snake
Crested Cariama with toy snake
Favourite prey is snakes, which are thrown against stones/rocks to stun or kill them (unlike the African Secretary Birds which stamp snakes to death).
Red-legged Seriema with snake
Red-legged Seriema with snake
Red-legged Seriema with snake
Red-legged Seriema wings The barred wings
Red-legged Seriema tail The white-bordered black tail
Red-legged Seriema running Running
Red-legged Seriema
Red-legged Seriema
Red-legged Seriema