THE HOATZIN – A bird without rules – By Dmitri Allicock

 Hoatzin bird


A bird without rules

By Dmitri Allicock

The National Bird of Guyana, and a story to tell

An evolutionary mystery with that strange smell

Redolent of cow manure, the Canje Pheasants are

A clumsy bird in flight, shape and origin, bizarre


The only extant member the genus Opisthocomus

Related to the herbivore and must be from Venus

It possesses an enormous gut for the food it needs

Like the ones that chew their cuds when they feed


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  • needybad4u  On 10/08/2015 at 12:33 am

    Lovely write on the Canje Pheasant, National Bird of Guyana, Dmitri. Interesting description; rhyme. I’ve seen the bird along the Canje Creek.

  • Dave Kaufmann  On 10/08/2015 at 6:00 am

    Dimitri ,

    Thanks for sharing . I can’t remember this bird .

    All the Best Dave K Melbourne FL

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 10/08/2015 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks guys

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