Either of two species of bird in the family Cariamidae, endemic to South America.

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  • seriema — [ser΄ə ē′mə, ser΄əā′mə] n. [ModL < Tupí seriema, lit., crested] either of two South American, crested gruiform birds (family Cariamidae) with a long neck, one (Cariama cristata) with long, red legs and one ( Chunga burmeisteri) with shorter,… …   English World dictionary

  • Seriema — Ser i*e ma, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seriëma — (Cariama, Schlangenstorch, Dicholophus cristatus Ill.), Watvogel aus der Familie der Schlangenstörche (Dicholophidae), 82 cm lang, mit 31 cm langem Schwanz, schlank gebaut, mit langem Hals, schlankem Raubvogelschnabel, sehr hohen Füßen, stark… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Seriema — Seriēma (Cariama), Schlangenstorch (Dicholŏphus cristātus Illig. [Abb. 1728]), ein zu den Sumpfvögeln gehöriger Vogel, bräunlichgrau, hochbeinig, mit Federschopf; Südamerika …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • seriema — (de or. guaraní; Cariama cristata) f. *Ave gruiforme, de patas largas rojas, alas cortas, color gris ocre y un copete prominente; es propia de América meridional …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • seriema — |ê| s. f. [Brasil] Ave dos sertões …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Seriema — Taxobox name = Seriemas image caption = Cariama cristata regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Gruiformes familia = Cariamidae familia authority = Bonaparte, 1853 subdivision ranks = Genera and species subdivision = Cariama… …   Wikipedia

  • seriema — /ser ee ee meuh, ay meuh/, n. either of two birds of the family Cariamidae, Cariama cristata, of southern Brazil, or Chunga burmeisteri, of Argentina, having long legs, an erectile crest, a short, broad bill, and limited ability to fly. Also,… …   Universalium

  • seriema — Cariama [,C]a ri*a ma (s[aum] r[ e]*[.a] m[.a]), n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, long legged cranelike South American wading bird ({Cariama cristata}, formerly {Dicholophus cristatus}) which preys upon snakes, etc.; it is also called the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seriema — /sɛriˈimə/ (say seree eemuh) noun either of two South American birds constituting the family Cariamidae, the red legged seriema, Cariama cristata, and the black legged seriema, Chunga burmeisteri, with long legs and crested heads. {New Latin,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • seriema — Cariama Cariama n. the type genus of the Cariamidae, consisting only of the {Cariama cristata}, also called the {seriema}. Syn: genus {Cariama}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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