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The Red Legged Seriema (Cariama cristata) is an unusual bird, found in South America. The Seriema is famous for its unique way of killing its prey. When killing a large prey item, such as a snake, they will pick it up in their beak and forcefully throw it at the ground, until it is stunned or dead. They are also referred to as the ‘Crested Seriema’ due to the large crest of feathers on their head. This is where their scientific name also comes from, as ‘cristata’ is Latin for ‘crested one’.
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