Southern screamers are a relatively large grey bird. They have pink legs, feet and bald eye patches. They have a circle of black feathers on the top part of the neck, and also have partially webbed feet and wing spurs. They live in large flocks, feeding on the ground together. In the breeding season they will pair off to raise their young. They are monogamous and should keep the same mate for life. They can also be heard from very far away, as they have a very recognisable call. They are classified as “least concern” as they have a large range and population. Habitat loss and hunting are their main threats.