The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

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.