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The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) a vegetarian ruminant bird is also known as the Hoactzin, Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant. It is a 24in. long pheasant-sized species of tropical bird found in swamps, riverine forest and mangroves of the Amazon and the Orinoco delta in South America. It is notable for having chicks that possess claws on two of their wing digits. Image: ©Christopher Plummer. Taken at La Selva Lodge, Ecuador. post by jujuba
Urraca común - Plush crested jay Parque Nacional El Palmar
The Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops) is a jay of the family Corvidae (which includes the crows and their many allies). It is found in central-southern South America: in southwestern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and northeastern Argentina, including southern regions of the Amazon Basin river systems bordering the Pantanal.
Orange-backed Troupial Icterus croconotus
Orange-Backed Troupial -- distributed from the Guianas through the Amazon Basin to south-east Peru and from there through Bolivia into south-west Brazil and northern Argentina. It is found on the forest edge and open woodland particularly along rivers and roads.
The Hoatzin is a primitive pheasant sized, brown feathered bird which has lighter colored under feathers, blue faces, maroon colored eyes and spiky feathers crowning its head. It's head is quite small and its neck is quite large. The Hoatzin can be found mainly throughout the swamps of the Amazon rainforest and Orinoco Delta of South America and they are sometimes refered to as the 'stinkbird' as they have an odor like that of manure.