Face Of The Day

May 19 2012 @ 1:38pm

Seriema

This Red-legged Seriema just hatched at SeaWorld Orlando on April 30:

The Red-legged Seriema is one of South America's largest terrestrial birds. While it can fly short distances, it prefers to run on its long, powerful legs rather than use its short, stumpy wings. … The current Seriema population in U.S. zoos is only 62, and the last bird was hatched in 2009, so each hatchling is precious to the population.

(Photo by Jason Collier, courtesy of SeaWorld Orlando)