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Opisthocomus hoazin


This riverside bird is about the size of a turkey, and its exact ancestry has not been determined yet. "The word “Hoatzin” was used for the bird by indigenous peoples in the Brazilian Amazon and can be roughly translated as 'pheasant'."


Amazon jungle, in vegetation along rivers.

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Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

We were in the Amazon 2 years ago, and these are one of my favorites...nice photos, Heather!

Tambopata, Madre de Dios, Peru

Lat: -12.58, Long: -69.46

Spotted on Jun 20, 2013
Submitted on Jul 20, 2016

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