(Opisthocomus hoazin)

also referred to as the Hoactzin, Canje Pheasant or Stinkbird.literraly meaining “wearing long hair behind  (referring to it’s crest) is a species of bird that can be found in swamps and mangroves of the Amazon and surrounding areas in South America, like many animals i post here it is the only species in it’s genus, and surprisingly the only extant member in it’s family as well. they are unique because their chicks posses claws on their wing digits. they are around the average size of a pheasant at around 25 in, they have a blue faces and a maroon colored body with a vanilla colored underside. they thrive on a diet of plants that grow in the marshes they inhabit,  they are also known to be quite tame and are reluctant to scatter when approached. the chicks use their dinosaur like claws (even though birds are basically dinosaurs) to easily maneuver the wayward mangrove trees and if they fall they are also fairly good swimmers, they don’t keep their claws however and loose them in adulthood. they are also thought to be very closely related to dinosaurs.



*clades: Dinosauria, Theropoda 

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August 21, 2014 - Hoatzin, Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant (Opisthocomus hoazin

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Hoatzins are found in swamps in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins of South America. They eat leaves almost exclusively, digesting them with the aid of fermentation in their esophagus and crop, a process more similar to cows than other birds. This gives them a manure-like odor, the reason they are sometimes called stinkbirds. Their large crops don’t leave much room for flight muscles, making them weak flyers. Hoatzin chicks have claws on their wings which help them to escape from predators. They plunge from their nests if threatened, then swim away and use their claws to crawl back up a branch. They are the national birds of Guyana.

I found quite a few descriptions of these birds as ugly while I was researching them. They’re definitely a bit strange looking, but I always thought they were beautiful.

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El Citi presentó un pedido de “stay” y Griesa llamó a audiencia para el viernes | La Pampa Día x Día
El juez llamó a una audiencia luego de que el Citibank presentó una solicitud para poder girar el pago del 30 de septiembre, para bonos del canje argentino en moneda extranjera con legislación nacional.

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