Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin). Sacha Lodge, Ecuador. I've just returned from a fantastic holiday to South and Central America - took many, many photos (it will take a while to go through them all), but decided to start my Flickr collection with the Hoatzin. We encountered this bizarre looking bird several times, and nearly always in bad light, so was pleased this one came out OK.

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Taken on July 18, 2008