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Hoatzin
Opisthocomus hoazin
Hoatzin by Beni River, Bolivia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Order: Opisthocomiformes (but see article)
Family: Opisthocomidae
Swainson, 1837
Genus: Opisthocomus
Illiger, 1811
Species: O. hoazin
Binomial name
Ophisthocomus hoazin
(Muller, 1776)
File:Hoatzin (Opisthocornus hoazin) world.png
Range of the Hoatzin

Other names

Description

Hoatzins are known for being born with two claws on their wings

Similar species

Behaviour

Diet

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Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2009). Opisthocomus hoazin. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 12 August 2011.

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