Ecuador Amazon – Hoatzin Portrait February 8, 2014 by Photographer Ravi 7 Ecuador Amazon – Hoatzin Portrait A nice pose from the Stink Bird with detail of the feathers and the colorful plume Like this:Like Loading...
Beautiful looking bird 🙂 nice shot
“Here’s lookin at you kid!” why do they call him a stink bird? does he stink?
Shards, the name of “stinkbird” is derived from the bird’s manure-like odor, caused by its digestive system
oh, well that explains it!! hehe
how do they stink?
The hoatzin of the Amazon Basin is a folivore, or leaf-eater. This so-called ‘stink bird’ reeks of fresh cow manure or sweet-smelling hay, because of its unusual diet. The bird has a special digestive system to process the huge quantity of foliage it needs to provide enough energy.