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I may be way off base here, but I seem to remember the hoatzin being
compared to archaeopteryx. If memory serves me, isn't the hoatzin a very
poor flier, spending much of its time climbing and hopping from branch to
branch? Also, aren't the young born with a couple of extra fingers for
climbing back into the nest after dropping into rivers to escape
predators? How valid is this comparison?
Blaise Considine [email@example.com]