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.
They are about 2 feet tall and their sound can travel for miles.
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).