Friday, September 14, 2012

The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin )



 The Hoatzin ( Opisthocomus hoazin ), also crested chicken , chicken gypsy or Stinkvogel , is a species of northern South America lives.Occasionally the Hoatzin was a missing link   between today and extinct reptilian birds kept. Because of the wing claws of the young birds a kinship with the first bird was Archaeopteryx suspects, which also had this feature. It is now, however, assume that this adaptation is more recent, and no more direct relationship exists.