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David Attenborough presents the South American hoatzin.

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Sir David Attenborough presents the South American hoatzin. Moving clumsily through riverside trees the funky Mohican head crested hoatzin looks like it has been assembled by a committee. Hoatzin's eat large quantities of leaves and fruit, and to cope with this diet have a highly specialised digestive system more like that of cattle, which gives them an alternative name, 'stink-bird'.

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Sun 30 Oct 2016 08:58

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)

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