Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

From La Selva Ecolodge, Ecuador.

I was thrilled to see a group of these ornate birds, called hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) or stinkbird.  Their genus name is apparently ancient Greek meaning “wearing long hair behind” in reference to the large crest on their heads.

I had been wanting to see a hoatzin since I was taking fake pictures of them in the rainforest in the 90s PC game Amazon Trail.

The Amazon Trail

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

    • Mei-Mei November 9, 2015 / 8:13 pm

      Now that you know you won’t forget them lol…they are pretty memorable 🙂


  1. Bipasha November 10, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Stinkbird! What a funny name 😆


    • Mei-Mei November 10, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      Isn’t it? 😀 Luckily I wasn’t close enough to smell it…


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