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Hoatzin!
BirdNote
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06/27/2012
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The Hoatzin, a native of Equador, is one of the strangest birds in the world.

 

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2:00 minutes (1.59 MB)
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The Hoatzin is a strange bird, indeed! It looks like it was put together by a committee. But the way it looks isn't the only thing that sets this bird apart. The Hoatzin is strictly a leaf-eater, filling its stomach with leaves, and then resting and digesting for long periods. Chicks have vestigial claws on their wings, which they lose when they grow older. Be sure to see the video, below. Make your next trip an eco-tour, and see what you can see!


 
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