Birds of Colombia

HOATZIN
CHENCHENA

ORDER: OPISTHOCOMIFORMEs

FAMILY: OPISTHOCOMIDAE

The hoatzin, also known as the reptile bird, skunk bird, stinkbird, or canje pheasant, is a species of tropical bird found in swamps, riparian forests of the Amazon and Llanos. Only one species within this family. Their size reaches up to 24 inches somewhat similar to that of pheasants. Peculiar feathers on crest. Chicks have claws on two of their wing digits.

Se le conoce también como el ave reptil o faisán canje. Una especie dentro de esta familia. Ave inconfundible y relativamente grande (68 cm) con una apariencia diferente por su plumaje en forma de cresta. Habitan en bosques y zonas húmedas de la region amazónica y Llanos Orientales. Polluelos tienen garras en las alas.

HOATZIN OR STINKBIRD

Name in Spanish: Chenchena

Size/Tamaño: 26.8 in | 68 cm
Location: Lowlands of the eastern Llanos 
Altura: <600 m
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Hoatzin, Chenchena, Opisthocomus hoazin

Opisthocomus hoazin

Male ♂︎

Chenchena - Hoatzin
Opisthocomus hoazin