Potoos
Potoos (family Nyctibiidae) are a group of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls. There are seven species in one genus, Nyctibius, in tropical Central and South America.
These are nocturnal insectivores which lack the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars. They hunt from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher. During the day they perch upright on tree stumps, camouflaged to look like part of the stump. The single spotted egg is laid directly on the top of a stump.

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Potoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Potoos (family Nyctibiidae) are a group of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their ...
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Great Potoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) is a bird, both the largest potoo species and the largest member of the order Caprimulgiformes (nightjars and allies).
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Potoos (Nyctibiidae) | the Internet Bird Collection
Potoos (Nyctibiidae). HBW 5, p. 288 Learn more about the Handbook of the Birds of the World - Volume 5 on the Lynx Edicions website. Medium-sized nocturnal ...
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antpitta.com : Photo Gallery : Potoos
Potoos are well-known for their ability to blend in with the tree that they are sleeping on. This Great Potoo, at any kind of distance, looked just like a broken ...
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Overview - Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) - Neotropical Birds
The Common Potoo is a large nocturnal bird of lowland forests and forest edges of southern Central America and central and northern South America. During ...
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The Potoo : Kaieteur News
Mar 17, 2013 ... The Potoos are a family, Nyctibiidae of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, ...
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Pooto Bird Facts - Tambopata Wildlife - Rainforest Expeditions
The huge Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) utters loud squawks and a deep ... Great Potoos often call from and perch on snags that stick up above the forest ...
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potoo (bird genus) -- Encyclopedia Britannica - Britannica.com
Nyctibius any of seven species of solitary, nocturnal birds of the American tropics. Its name imitates the wailing cry, “po-TOO,” made by some species.
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Potoos silverspot - YouTube
The Common Potoo, Northern Potoo and the Great Potoo all live in Costa Rica. These birds fly at night and feed on large insects.
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List of birds of Ecuador - Wikipedia, the…
This is a list of the bird species recorded in Ecuador. The avifauna of Ecuador includes a total of 1663 species, of which 44 are endemic, 2 have been introduced by ...
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Nightjars of the world: potoos, frogmouths, oilbird and ...
Nightjars of the world: potoos, frogmouths, oilbird and ...
Nigel Cleere, 2010
This is the ultimate identification guide to the nightjars, Potoos, frogmouths, Oilbird, and owlet-nightjars of the world.
International Wildlife Encyclopedia
International Wildlife Encyclopedia
Maurice Burton, Robert Burton, 2002
Potoos or wood nichtjars are a family of seven species related to the nightjars. They have large mouths but lack the nightjars' surrounding bristles. The plumage is dark brown, streaked and mottled with buff, white and black, which makes a ...
Birds of Costa Rica
Birds of Costa Rica
Carrol L. Henderson
GREAT POTOO Potoos are among the most interesting, unusual, and almost mystical birds of Costa Rica's forests. They spend most of their life in consummate camouflage; perched upright on an upward- sloping tree limb, the bird looks like a ...
Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition
Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition
Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, 2010
Potoos. AND. OILBIRD. Potoos are large nocturnal insectivores. Perch vertically, and in most species high above ground. Rely on cryptic ... Notches in eyelid permit Potoos to see even when eyes are closed (as when in defensive posture).
Birds of Venezuela
Birds of Venezuela
Steven L. Hilty, 2002
Nictibios Potoos are a small, uniquely Neotropical family of solitary and nocturnal birds. ... Potoos have enormous eyes and mouths and in general resemble nightjars, as they have very cryptic plumage, but they differ from them in, among other ...
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Potoos
The Potoo : Kaieteur News
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Thursday Potoos - Posting and Toasting
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The world’s most brazenly hidden bird – the common potoo | planetparaguay
(by Dr Jonny Miller)
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Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) | Our Wild World
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The world’s ugliest bird? « Why Evolution Is True
Far be it from me to apply “lookism” to animals, but I must say that the potoo is not exactly your avian Robert Redford. This imgur gallery gives a selection of potoo photos, all hair-raising.
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Shanti Phula's Blog: Raptorial with Seven-Colored Face – Great Potoos Seen in a Video Picture
When I saw the shoebill for the first time, I was surprised. This Great Potoo is also not bad.
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Happy Hootenanny: P is for Potoo
There are seven species of potoo in the world. All of them live in the American tropics.
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Nature Photography and Facts : Common Potoo
Common Potoo(s), Nyctibius griseus griseus The Common Potoo, or Grey Potoo, is a neotropical bird of the nightjar family found throughout most of South America. As with many of the members of the Caprimulgiformes, these nocturnal insectivores are sometimes confused for owls.
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10,000 Birds | Northern Potoo
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Northern Potoo | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Birding recently I thought I saw a bird on a snag, but putting the binoculars on it revealed it to be ... another dead branch." "Stick-bird", I called out. My companion's reply (a neophyte birder): "I havent heard of stick-birds - what family?" Here's another stick-bird. It even has stick wings. Night shot.
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