seriema


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ser·i·e·ma

 (sĕr′ē-ē′mə)
n.
Either of two long-legged birds (Cariama cristata or Chunga burmeisteri) of grasslands and scrubby areas of South America, which feed on snakes, frogs, worms, and insects.

[Spanish, from Tupí sariema.]

seriema

(ˌsɛrɪˈiːmə)
n
(Animals) either of two cranelike South American birds, Cariama cristata or Chunga burmeisteri, having a crest just above the bill, rounded wings, and a long tail: family Cariamidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc)
[C19: from New Latin, from Tupi çariama crested]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seriema - Argentinian Cariamaseriema - Argentinian Cariama      
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
genus Chunga - a genus of Cariamidae
2.seriema - Brazilian Cariamaseriema - Brazilian Cariama; sole representative of the genus Cariama
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Cariama, genus Cariama - the type genus of the Cariamidae comprising only the crested cariama
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Only one species was exclusive of soybean fields: Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata).
In this study, T gondii antibodies were detected in 4 bird species (crested seriema, Cariama cristata; buff-necked ibis, Theristicus caudatus; picazuro pigeon, Patagioenas picazuro', and burrowing owl, Athene cunicularia) and in a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyld) for the first time.
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Quatro rabos de arraias 4 pes de seriema 4 maracais de cobra 4 folhas de jurema 4 caveiras de gente 4 dentes de serpente e 4 penas de ema.