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The Potoo Bird Always Looks Like It Just Saw Something Absolutely Horrifying

IT’S STILL THERE. | The Potoo Bird Always Looks Like It Just Saw Something Absolutely Horrifying

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Potoos or Patoo birds, are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls & are related to the nightjars & frogmouths. 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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Tawny Frogmouth Owl, "You have to sometimes kiss some frogs to find your Prince" Tawny Frogmouth Owl is hoping this saying is advice that his fellow female owls follow and his chance for Romance in the Animal Kingdom will greatly improve.

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Great picture of a Tawny Frogmouth Australia. The Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is an Australian species of frogmouth, a type of bird found throughout the Australian mainland, Tasmania and southern New Guinea. The Tawny Frogmouth is often mistaken for an owl. Many Australians refer to the Tawny Frogmouth by the colloquial names of "Mopoke" or "Morepork", which usually are common alternative names for the Southern Boobook. Frogmouths are not predatory birds.

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Whoa! How cool is this guy?! A Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis). Though related to the nightjars, like other potoos it lacks the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars (Caprimulgidae). The Great Potoo is larger than a crow at 19 - 24 inches long and 12.7 oz - 1.4 lb.

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Potoos or Patoo birds, are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls & are related to the nightjars & frogmouths. 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. copyright Tom Davis

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