The Hoatzin was originally described by German zoologist Statius Müller in 1776.

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The Hoatzin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Hoatzin, a crested bird of tropical South America. The adult hoatzin is about 22 inches (56 cm) long. Its upper plumage is dark brown flecked with white. The underparts and crest are reddish-brown. The bare skin on its face is blue. Hoatzins are born with two claws on each wing, which are used for climbing and which disappear after three weeks. More

World News Hoatzin - the strangest bird in the Amazon Houston Chronicle 2010-04-09 ECUADORAN AMAZON - The hoatzin was one of the strangest birds I saw during our trip here last month. Even its name, pronounced wat-sin, sounds peculiar and like something that would arise from the Amazon jungle. The hoatzin hangs around trees near wet areas such as still water, slow-moving creeks, flooded forests, swamps and oxbow lakes. It's a primitive-looking bird,... More

Not only does the Hoatzin look strange, this South American bird has characteristics unlike any other. Read some interesting facts about Hoatzins. Hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin) live in the Amazon rain forest, in the basins of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. They perch in colourful groups on tree branches in swamps or along the banks of slow moving rivers. Clumsy on their short legs, and poor fliers, they are nevertheless beautiful birds that tolerate the presence of humans quite well. More

The Hoatzin (left and below) is a very odd, monotypic species of uncertain affinities which lives in backwater swamps of the Amazon and Orinoco basins of South America. It is often considered one of the most primitive of birds. While it is not difficult to find Hoatzins once their habitat is reached, I have had much difficulty in taking photos. More

unterscheidet sich der Hoatzin durch sein an Wiederkäuer erinnerndes Verdauungssystem und die krallenbewehrten Flügel der Jungvögel. Inhaltsverzeichnis - * 1 Merkmale * 2 Verbreitung und Lebensraum * 3 Lebensweise * 3.1 Aktivität * 3.2 Nahrung * 3. More

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In this respect the hoatzin is reminiscent of the extinct lizard-bird Archaeopteryx. As the young mature and begin to fly (though never especially well), the claws dwindle. Hoatzins are sometimes called reptile-birds because of their crocodilian odor and harsh, monotonous call. In yet another respect, they are the most advanced of avians. In other birds, food is broken up in the gizzard, but the hoatzin accomplishes this in its well-developed, muscular, horny-walled crop, and its gizzard is much reduced. More

Hoatzin is herbivorous, it eats leaves and fruit, and has an unusual digestive system with an enlarged crop which functions as a rumen. It also produces a horrible smell to scare away potential predators. Contents - * 1 Taxonomy, systematics and evolution * 1.1 History of the debate * 1. More

Hoatzins are classified in the phylum Chordata Chordata (kôrdā`tə,–dä`–) ..... Click the link for more information. , subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Galliformes, family Opisthocomidae. How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

Hoatzin, May 19 2005, Otorongo Lake, Manu National Park, Peru This photo was taken by me on our last day in Manu, on Otorongo Lake (an oxbow lake near the river, a common place to find Hoatzin). We plied the calm lake waters in a small catamaran, and came across a half dozen individuals on a snag over the water. The other 4 left, but this character (and the one in the photo below) hung around to see what we were on about. More

The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) is a colorful neotropical bird with an archaic appearance, featuring wing claws in the chicks, similar to those present on the Archaeopteryx fossil, the first known winged lizard-bird. The Hoatzin weights ~ 700 grams and it is about the size of a pheasant. Its crest is red-orange up to 8 cm long. It has a long neck with a small head and a bright blue area of bare skin around the red eyes, and a short, pale brown bill. More

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoatzin), Venezuela (on nest spreading its wings) RELIC OF PREHISTORY? Written and Photographed by ADRIAN WARREN One of the strangest living birds is the hoatzin, which seems to be a link with birds that became extinct millions of years ago, and even shows similarities to the first known bird Archaeopteryx - It is generally accepted that Archaeopteryx was the world's first bird, though it was really nothing more than More

Hoatzin ( Opisthocomus hoazin) Class: Aves, Order: Currently in Debate, Family: Opisthocomidae, Genus: Opisthocomus, Species: hoazin IUCN Status: Not Listed Hoatzin These unique birds are considered a relic from the age of the dinosaurs. They represent the only living member of the family Opisthocomidae, and its close relatives probably died out long ago. These chicken-sized birds weigh less than a kilogram (2 lbs) and have a body length of 61-66 cm (24-26 inches). More

The hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) is one of the world's most peculiar bird species. It is the sole member of its family, Opisthocomidae. It is peculiar enough to have defied taxonomists' best efforts for years. This bird lives only in the rainforests of northern South America. Its feathers are dark brown on the back and lighter below, and chestnut-colored on its sides. The skin around its red eyes is a startling electric blue. Its head is topped by a crest of long chestnut-colored feathers. More

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The Hoatzin ( Opisthocomus hoazin ), also known as the Hoactzin , Stinkbird , or Canje Pheasant , is an odd species of tropical bird found in the swamps of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers in South America. It is pheasant-sized — but much slimmer — The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Hoactzin, Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant, is an odd species of tropical bird found in the swamps of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers in South America. More

The hoatzin's length is about 61-66cm or 24-26in long. It weighs about 816 grams, and is a chicken size bird, with large wings, a small head, and a long black tail. It also has a frizzy red crest, red eyes with a large bright blue area around them, and a bare head. The sexes of the hoatzins are very similar, only that females are slightly smaller, and have lower crests. More

The hoatzin is a slender bird with a brownish plumage spotted with white above and reddish-yellow to rust below. It may reach up to 25 in. (64 cm) in length, but weighs no more than 13/4 lb (810 grams). It has a long tail of 10 loosely bound feathers, and a large, bristly crest mounted on a tiny skull. More

HoatzinsThe Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Hoactzin, Stinkbird, or Canje "Pheasant", is an unusual species of tropical bird found in swamps, riverine forest and mangrove of the Amazon and the Orinoco delta in South America. Range of the Hoatzin It is the only member of the genus Opisthocomus (Ancient Greek: wearing long hair behind, referring to its large crest), which in turn is the only extant genus in the family Opisthocomidae. More

The Hoatzin was one of our main target species and we were really lucky to get such good views. I remember them from Life of Birds, as Stewart noted above - the young have vestigial claws on their wings and when threatened drop into the water and, assuming they escape the attention of the Caiman below, climb back up again. They really look prehistoric. Posted 21 months ago. More

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Hoatzin - Not On IUCN Red List Check 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species More

Hoatzins are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Galliformes, family Opisthocomidae. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2007, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. More

The Hoatzin weight about 2 pounds, and is about 2 feet long, sometimes a bit more. They have an almost entirely bare head, with a crest on top of it that is red, and blue skin around the red eyes. The Foul Smelling Hoatzin The Foul Smelling Hoatzin On the back of the neck they are green striped and the throat and breast of the Hoatzin is white. More

The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) is one of the Amazon's weirdest birds and rather shy (as you can tell from the photo!), except in breeding season. It has a punk hair-do, and a bright blue face. Added to that it smells horrible, so it's also called the "Stink-bird." It eats only leaves, so is rather heavy, and hence a clumsy flyer. More

hoatzin holds a special place in rainforest lore. The hoatzin is an evolutionary offshoot, so unusual that this one species is placed in a family of its own, Opisthocomidae. (Compare for example about 360 species in the parrot family.) Recent studies suggest that the hoatzin is most closely related to cuckoos, and perhaps the turacos found in Africa. The hoatzin has a relatively small neck and head with a pronounced loose crest of reddish-orange feathers. More

The Hoatzin eats the leaves and to a lesser degree fruits of the plants which grow in the marshy and riverine habitats where it lives. It clambers around clumsily among the branches, and being quite tame (though they become stressed by frequent visits), often allows close approach and is reluctant to flush. The Haotzin uses a leathery bump on the bottom of its crop to help balance itself on the branches. One of this species' many peculiarities is that it has a digestive system unique amongst birds. More

Hoatzin are found in South America in the Amazon. Diet Hoatzin eat leaves and fruit. Habitat Hoatzin live in trees and branches above rivers and marshy areas. Size Adult Hoatzin are approximately 1.5 to 2.5 feet. Reproduction Hoatzin lay approximately 2-3 eggs at a time. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Opisthocomidae
Genus : Opisthocomus
Species : hoazin
Authority : (Müller, 1776)