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Elementary My Dear Hoatzin By Rachel Rowland. What noise do I make?. Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoatzin. Peculiar Bird of the Amazon: Why? Vocalizations Odor Digestive Tract Food Selection Communal Nesting Wing claws. Odor. Hoatzins are sometimes referred to as Stinkbird .

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hoatzin opisthocomus hoatzin
HoatzinOpisthocomus hoatzin

Peculiar Bird of the Amazon: Why?

Vocalizations

Odor

Digestive Tract

Food Selection

Communal Nesting

Wing claws

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Odor

Hoatzins are sometimes referred to as Stinkbird.

foregut fermentation before stomach
Foregut Fermentation(Before stomach)
  • Microbes in the foregut
  • Breaks down tough cell walls
  • Long retention time

Photo taken from http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/RITCHISO/birddigestivetract on May 21, 2009.

awkward
Awkward!
  • Large gut makes it hard to fly
  • Callus developed for easier resting while digesting
  • Most of their day is spent sitting
obligate folivore
Obligate Folivore
  • Say what?
  • Diet consists of only plants (including the one pictured on the right).
  • Atypical in birds
  • Primarily young leaves
  • Rarely eats other plant parts
  • No water
communal nesting
Communal Nesting
  • Large dry season groups
  • Breeding groups
  • Breeders/Helpers
  • Clutch size 1-5 eggs (Avg = 2)
abandon ship
Abandon Ship

Who let him drive this thing?!?!

ferraro films video
Ferraro Films Video?

http://www.ferrarofilms.net/EDUCACION/VIDEOS/Hoatzin.mp4