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, and mangroves of the Amazon and the Orinoco basins in South America. This was the closest I was able to get to an adult while searching for them in the swamps of the Amazon Rainforest in Eastern Peru.
In the wake of the destructive palm oil industry, the loss of their natural habitat continues, making poaching easier due to more and more access roads throughout the country, these creatures are critically endangered and face the threat of extinction. Some are shot, as well as other wildlife, just for "trespassing" on plantation property.
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