The National Aviary parking lot will be closed Monday, September 29 & Tuesday, September 30 due to construction.

Red-legged Seriema

(Cariama cristata)

FUN FACT

The Red-legged Seriema prefers walking to flying. Seriemas will run from threats to up to 15 miles per hour before finally taking flight.

Distribution

From Brazil south of the Amazon River to Uruguay and northern Argentina.

Habitat

Open grasslands.

Diet

Snakes, small rodents and other smaller birds.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Red-legged Seriema during special presentations and encounters.