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Bantry House
herd of buffalo in tennessee
Mosse in snowy landscape at Breckenridge
Titanic Belfast, exterior view of the museum
Butterfly on a Crab
Lost Juvenile Whale Covered in Barnacles
Holly Steam Engine
Docking
US Coast Gaurd Aux. station
Magical Forest Evening
Trillium Explosion
Looking Back at Me
Fire flies on Grass
Big Island , Small Church
Hiking the east coast greenway
A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep on a trail in Waterton Canyon
Water courtain
Hoatzin Spreads its Wings
Emerald Forest at Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
Farm Fresh
Fresh Snow
Looking for Hope
Budding plant
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Looking Back at Me

The hoatzin is a primitive, chicken-sized bird of South American swamps, principally the Amazon and Orinoco rivers. This one was seen at riverside, outside my lodge room at the Napo Wildlife Center in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The hoztzin seemed happy to stay where he was for a long period of time. They are an awkward bird and can be heard crashing through the vegetation when they move.

TAGS: Amazon, Bird, Ecuador, Nature

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© Phyllis Plotkin.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2017
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7200
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Yasuni National Park, Ecuador Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador