Screen Shot 2017-09-24 at 14.34.55.png


The hoatzin is found in Ecuador and is a very strange bird, it has an extremely strange smell reported to smell like fresh cow-manure, so much so that it is known locally as the ‘Stink Bird’.



The hoatzin is very popular with evolutionary scientists as they believe it is the missing link between reptiles and birds, similar to Archaeopteryx. For this reason they are becoming more well known to general public.


 images.jpegHoatzins are not very good fliers as they have a small sternum and so do not have strong muscles for flapping their wings, after a large meal many hoatzins are seen resting with their beaks open and wings drooped.


Click here for more Animals You May Not Have Heard About.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s