Wildlife photos: the bizarre Horned Screamer

Why Evolution Is True

This tweet isn’t from a reader, but from wildlife illustrator Jessica Roux via Matthew Cobb.  When I first saw this, I thought that some wag had glued horns to a bird:

But no, the Horned Screamer is a real bird! Wikipedia says so!:

The horned screamer (Anhima cornuta) is a member of a small family of birds, the Anhimidae, which occurs in wetlands of tropical South America. There are three screamer species, the other two being the southern screamer and the northern screamer in the genus Chauna. They are related to the ducks, geese and swans, which are in the family Anatidae, but have bills looking more like those of game birds.

Neither Matthew nor I had any idea that such a bird…

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