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Alternate name
Opisthocomus hoazin Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Opisthocomidae Family   
64 cm Length
Rain forest, flooded forests:- Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname & Venezuela. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-3 eggs, nests are in small colonies. Clutch  
Leaves Food 
1316 World Number

Least Concern


Photos by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved Visit a great web site.

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Hoatzin call
(Opisthocomus hoazin)
Nick Athanas XC8225
06-05-2002, Venezuela

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A unique bird who's young have claws on their wings to hold onto branches.  Along with the mousebirds of Africa it eats only leaves. There is a lot of debate about its geneology some scientists have linked it to Archaeopteryx




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