Amazon Wildlife Peru

Amazon Wildlife Peru

prim eval birdlife
A highlight for me (that needed no luring) was the
hoatzin, a primitive, pheasant-like bird with a bizarre
and markedly reptilian face and a rather comical, spiky
crest. Leaf-eating hoatzins are encountered on all the
waterways of the region, making scrappy nests in any
foliage that overhangs the water. Their young retain
claws on the first joint of their wings, enabling them to
clamber clumsily back into the nest from the water.
Archaeopteryx-like, they hint at a missing link between
birds and dinosaurs.