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Hoatzin primitive chicken-sized bird of South American. The young possess two large claws on each wing, a trait that has led some scientists to link the species with the fossil Archaeopteryx of the dinosaur era. It measures about 62 cm long and weighs 800 g.
It is a species of tropical bird found in swamps, riparian forests, and mangroves of the Amazon and the Orinoco Delta in South America.
Hoatzins are noisy birds, and have a wide variety of vocalizations. They are also recognized for their odor, comparable to manure. These birds are vegetarians and tend to forage around dawn and dusk. While foraging, they favor young leaves, buds, and shoots which are typically higher in nutrients, easier to digest, and higher in water. They are rarely observed to drink, as much of their water comes from their food. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2t1y15...
Lat: -3.26, Long: -59.85
Spotted on May 15, 2016
Submitted on Jun 1, 2016
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