Definitions for hoatzinhoʊˈæt sɪn, ˈwɑt sɪn
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ho•at•zinhoʊˈæt sɪn, ˈwɑt sɪn(n.)
a slender, crested gallinaceous bird, Opisthocomus hoatzin, of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, with young having a temporary claw on the wing for grasping branches.
Origin of hoatzin:
1655–65; 蠐 Nahuatl huāctzīn,huāhtzīn name for several henlike birds of the Valley of Mexico
hoatzin, hoactzin, stinkbird, Opisthocomus hoazin(noun)
crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings
A bird, Opisthocomus hoazin, with claws on the wing fingers of the juvenile and an enlarged crop used as a rumen.
same as Hoazin
The Hoatzin, also known as the Hoactzin, Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant, is a species of tropical bird found in swamps, riverine forest and mangrove 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. It is the only member of the genus Opisthocomus, which in turn is the only extant genus in the family Opisthocomidae. The taxonomic position of this family has been greatly debated, and is still far from clear.
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