Meaning of hoatzin

ho•at•zin

Pronunciation: (hō-at'sin, wät'sin), [key]
— n.
  1. a blue-faced, crested bird, Opisthocomus hoazin, of the Amazon and Orinoco forests, having as a nestling a large, temporary claw on the second and third digits of the forelimb, for climbing among the tree branches.
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