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Definition of the noun hoatzin

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noun - plural: hoatzins

  1. crested ill-smelling South American bird whose young have claws on the first and second digits of the wings

Alternative definition of the noun hoatzin


  1. A bird, Opisthocomus hoazin, with claws on the wing fingers of the juvenile and an enlarged crop used as a rumen.


"Hoatzin": Album by Norwegian band Damp. Released 2005 at AIM Records.

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Google previewAnimal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals (2016)

by Animal Planet

The hoatzin is a large stinkbird. It has a long neck and a small head . . . and a very foul odor.

Google previewThe Inadequate Environment (2012)

Nitrogen and the Abundance of Animals by Thomas C.R. White

Not surprisingly, therefore, the hoatzin is a poor flier. The sternum is much reduced to make room for ...

Google previewFlightless Birds (2006)

by Clive Roots

Hoatzin The hoatzin is a bird of the swamps and riverbanks of the Orinoco and Amazon river basins. It has large wings but is quite sedentary and flies only short distances between trees; this lack of activity has resulted in weak breast muscles.

Google previewThe Popular Science Monthly (1903)

The adult hoatzin is an absolutely arboreal bird, inhabiting the dense scrub and trees bordering the lagoons and river banks of British Guiana and the Amazon Valley. Its powers of flight are extremely limited, and it has never been observed to ...

Google previewThe Runes of Evolution (2015)

How the Universe became Self-Aware by Simon Conway Morris

The hoatzin is a South American bird that. Fig. 45. The flying lemur is an inhabitant of Southeast Asia. It is one of the many mammals that have evolved gliding. (p. 190) [photograph: iStock] Fig. 47. The vulture ...

Google previewSee the Invisible, Change the World (2006)

by Young-Gil Kim

more primitive than the archaeopteryx, yet the hoatzin is a confirmed bird. As far as reptiles and teeth are concerned, a common reptile such as the turtle has no teeth. The only conclusion that can be made about the archaeopteryx is that it is a ...

Google previewMoon Peru (2014)

by Ryan Dubé, Ben Westwood

Scientists once thought the hoatzin was a descendant of the prehistoric bird, but recent DNA analysis indicates the hoatzin is a strange member of the cuckoo family. Its claws are probably a relatively recent adaptation. Macaws, Parrots, and ...

Google previewFloods of Fortune (1996)

Ecology and Economy Along the Amazon by Michael Goulding, Nigel J. H. Smith, Dennis J. Mahar

The hoatzin is the world's only leaf- eating bird, and its young have curiously " clawed" wings. When hoat:ins disappear from a ftoodplain area, it is an ominous sign that many animals are at risk. reported by naturalists in the last century.

Google previewBirds of Venezuela (2017)

by David Ascanio, Gustavo Rodriguez, Robin Restall

HOATZIN Opisthocomidae (Plate 74) The Hoatzin is a primitive-looking bird of lowland riverine habitats. Flies awkwardly and feeds on leaves. Despite riverine habitat, they never visit the water, except young chicks, which have claws on the ...

Google previewBiological Emergences (2009)

Evolution by Natural Experiment by Robert G. B. Reid

Maybe the hoatzin is an exception, since it can eat and digest foliage due to its cellulolytic symbionts. But it prefers juicy, low-growing marsh plants. In any case, most birds that dwell in trees do not eat the most abundant source of potential ...

Google previewBirds of the World (2008)

by Jason A. Mobley

Despite its clumsiness, the hoatzin is an extremely numerous and widespread species ...

Google previewOrnithology (2007)

by Frank B. Gill

The enigmatic Hoatzin is a remnant of an ancient basal ...

Google previewSymbiosis (2000)

An Introduction to Biological Associations by Surindar Paracer, Vernon Ahmadjian

The hoatzin is a bird with foregut fermentation that eats leaves. Anaerobic marine ciliates often form associations with bacteria. Sulfur-oxidizing bacteria are symbionts of tube worms, which live near deep-sea vents in the Pacific Ocean.

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

Opisthocomidae (hoatzin; class *Aves, order *Galliformes) A monospecific ...

Google previewGeography: A Visual Encyclopedia (2013)

by DK

A HOATZIN Guyana's national bird, the hoatzin, is also called ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

jab- iru, motmot, sappho, toucan 7 car- iama, cotinga, hoatzin, jacamar, limpkin, manakin, seriema, tinamou 8 boatbill, caracara, curassow, guacharo, hoactzin, screamer, ta- pacolo, tapaculo, terutero, troupial 9 campanero, trumpeter fa/king: ...

Google previewChildren’s World Encyclopedia

by S.Chand Experts

Mammals A The hoatzin, a South American first appeared more than 200 bird, is described as a livingfossil. --- - When it is young, it has claws on its million years ago, followed by wings like those of bird-like animals the first birds, about 150 ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

-Hst AM 'hori, -or, -ist hoatzin BR hots'atsin, wait'sin, -z AM Wat'sin, ...

Google previewA Carib Grammar and Dictionary (2008)

by Henk Courtz

Cuculidae Crotophaga ani: wyne smooth-billed ani Crotophaga major: kojòwa greater ani Opisthocomus hoazin: sesira hoatzin Piaya cayana: pika squirrel cuckoo Piaya minuta: sikare little cuckoo Dendrocolaptidae arasai woodcreeper ...

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Small photo of Hoatzin old illustration (Opisthocomus hoazin). Created by Kretschmer, published on Merveilles de la Nature, Bailliere et fils, Paris, ca. 1878Small photo of HOATZIN BIRD IN CUYABENO NATIONAL PARK, ECUADORSmall photo of The Senegal coucal (Centropus senegalensis) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, and the hoatzin.Small photo of Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) at Pacaya Samiria National ReserveSmall photo of Group of hoatzin or stinky turkey bird (Ophisthocomus hoazin), in its natural environment, the amazon rainforest, inside Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, South America.Small photo of Hoatzin (opisthocomus hoazin)Small photo of Hoatzin, endemic bird of the Amazon Region More...

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Video shows what hoatzin means. A bird, Opisthocomus hoazin, with claws on the wing fingers of the juvenile and an enlarged crop used as a rumen.. hoatzin ...

Scrabble value of H4O1A1T1Z10I1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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