Common Potoo

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Common potoo

The common potoo, or poor-me-ones, is one of seven species within the genus potoo. It is notable for its large yellow eyes and comically wide mouth. Potoos are nocturnal near passerines related to nightjars and frogmouths. They lack the characteristic bristles around the mouths of true nightjars. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Nyctibius griseus
Rank: Species

Is The Potoo Bird Real? / Potoo

Potoos (family Nyctibiidae) are a group of Caprimulgiformes 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.

How Long Does A Potoo Bird Live? / 31 Great Potoo Facts (Yes, They're Real!) Ultimate Guide ...

No one actually knows the lifespan of the great potoo. It's another one of their mysteries. If we go by similar bird species, it's probably somewhere around 12 – 14 years, but this is just a guess. Jan 4, 2019

What Does A Potoo Sound Like? / Sounds and Vocal Behavior - Common Potoo - Nyctibius griseus ...

The song of Common Potoo is described by many as one of the most hauntingly beautiful sounds of the American tropics. This song consists of up to 8 melancholy and wailing or lamenting descending notes, which start loud and gradually drop in pitch in sliding steps as it fades in volume. Mar 4, 2020

Is The Potoo Bird Endangered? / Great Potoo Facts: The Camouflage Bird With A Haunting Call

It's not that these strange birds are rare or endangered, they're just nearly impossible to spot thanks to their feather camouflage — a mottle of gray and brown, which perfectly resembles tree bark. The potoo takes advantage of its cryptic coloring to hunt in the laziest way possible. Nov 8, 2017

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5:16 The world's most brazenly hidden bird -- the common potoo

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Common Potoo
Strange nocturnal bird like a mix between an owl and a nightjar. Large head and huge yellow eyes. Overall grayish-brown with splotchy patterning.

Common potoo
Common potoo - Wikipedia

Common Potoo
BIRD OF THE WEEK: October 28, 2016 SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nyctibius griseus. POPULATION: Unknown. TREND: Stable. HABITAT: Resident breeder in open woodlands and savannah.

Common Potoo - Nyctibius griseus - Birds of the World
Common Potoo is a large nocturnal bird of lowland forests and forest edges of southern Central America and the lowlands of northern and central South America. During the day, Common Potoos usually roost on snags, exposed branches or fenceposts, where their disruptive coloration helps them remain avoid detection.

Common Potoo - Neotropical Birds - Cornell University
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Common potoo
Potoos' calls are characteristic sounds of the tropical forest at night. One species, the common potoo, also called the “poor-me-one,” sings a plaintive descending ...

Common Potoo - Oiseaux
BEHAVIOUR: Common Potoo is a nocturnal insectivore. It starts to hunt just after dusk, perched on exposed branch. It makes frequent sallies for taking large flying ...

Common Potoo - Kids Mongabay
By Marla Lise. Scientific Name: Nyctibius griseus. The Common Potoo is native to South and Central America and can be found from Bolivia through to Venezuela.