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 for chaja
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kamichi \Ka"mi*chi\, n. (Zool.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaja \Cha"ja\, n. [Native name.] (Zool.)
     The crested screamer of Brazil ({Palamedea chavaria syn.
     Chauna chavaria), so called in imitation of its notes; --
     called also chauna, and faithful kamichi. It is often
     domesticated and is useful in guarding other poultry. See
     Kamichi.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chaja
      n 1: largest crested screamer; native to southern Brazil and
           Argentina [syn: chaja, Chauna torquata]

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