Quiz - Question 01 Answer
QUESTION 01: What kind of bird is this, and why are they and their young so special?
ANSWER 01: The mystery bird is a Hoatzin
The bizarre, pheasant-sized Hoatzin is found in Amazonian South
America. It is one of the few birds whose digestive system is adapted
to allow them to eat leaves as a steady diet. Still more remarkable are
the young, which bear claws on their developing wings as well as on
Hoatzins build their nests in vegetation overhanging quiet water. When disturbed, nestling Hoatzins leap into the water below, swim away, and when danger is gone, use their wing claws to climb back into the vegetation and return to their nest. Young Hoatzins lose their wing claws when they attain adulthood.
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