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chunga, seriema, Chunga burmeisterinoun
crested cariama, seriema, Cariama cristatanoun
Brazilian Cariama; sole representative of the genus Cariama
either of two large South American birds related to the cranes, the cariama of Southern Brazil (Cariama cristata, formerly Dicholophus cristata) or the Chunga burmeisteri of Argentina. They have an erectile crest and a short, broad bill. They are often domesticated.
Either of two species of bird in the family Cariamidae, endemic to South America.
Etymology: Native name.
The seriemas are the sole living members of the small bird family Cariamidae, which is also the only surviving lineage of the order Cariamiformes. Once believed to be related to cranes, they have been placed near the falcons, parrots and passerines, as well as the extinct Phorusrhacidae (terror birds). The seriemas are large, long-legged territorial birds that range from 70–90 cm (28–35 in) in length. They live in grasslands, savanna, dry woodland and open forests of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. There are two species of seriemas, the red-legged seriema (Cariama cristata) and the black-legged seriema (Chunga burmeisteri). Names for these birds in the Tupian languages are variously spelled as siriema, sariama, and çariama, and mean "crested".
a large South American bird (Dicholophus, / Cariama cristata) related to the cranes. It is often domesticated. Called also cariama
Etymology: [Native name.]
The seriemas are the sole extant members of the small and ancient clade Cariamidae, which is also the sole surviving lineage of the Cariamae group. Once believed to be related to cranes, they have been placed by one recent study near the falcons, parrots and passerines, as well as the extinct terror birds. The seriemas are large, long-legged terrestrial birds that range from 70 to 90 cm. They live in grasslands, savanna, dry woodland and open forests of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. There are two species of seriesmas, the Red-legged Seriema and the Black-legged Seriema. Names for these birds in the Tupian languages are siriema, sariama, çariama, which are explained as meaning "crested".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ser-i-ē′ma, n. a long-legged, crested Brazilian bird.—Also Caria′ma.
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The numerical value of seriema in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of seriema in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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