A South American bird with a lengthy, thin, horn-like ornament on its mind as well as 2 razor-sharp spurs for each wing.
A curious South American bird (Anhima or Palamedea cornuta), often domesticated because of the locals and kept with poultry, which it defends against wild birds of victim. It has a lengthy, slim, hornlike decoration on its mind, and two razor-sharp spurs on each wing. Although its beak, feet, and legs resemble those of gallinaceous birds, its relevant in anatomical figures to the ducks and geese (Anseres). Known as also horned screamer. Title is sometimes used also to the chaja. See chaja, and screamer.
The horned screamer, Palamedea cornuta. In addition written kamachi, kamechi.