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kamichi


kamichi


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kamichi  \Ka"mi*chi\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  curious  South  American  bird  ({Anhima,  or  Palamedea, 
  cornuta}),  often  domesticated  by  the  natives  and  kept  with 
  poultry,  which  it  defends  against  birds  of  prey.  It  has  a 
  long,  slender,  hornlike  ornament  on  its  head,  and  two  sharp 
  spurs  on  each  wing.  Although  its  beak,  feet,  and  legs 
  resemble  those  of  gallinaceous  birds,  it  is  related  in 
  anatomical  characters  to  the  ducks  and  geese  ({Anseres}). 
  Called  also  {horned  screamer}.  The  name  is  sometimes  applied 
  also  to  the  chaja.  See  {Chaja},  and  {Screamer}.