Nyctibius grandis - nocolot wielki - Great Potoo...

Nyctibius grandis - nocolot wielki - Great Potoo...

Relaxed great potoo perched on branch © Michel Giraud-Audine. What an amazing bird - such camoflauge,

Relaxed great potoo perched on branch © Michel Giraud-Audine. What an amazing bird - such camoflauge,

Masters of Disguise – Camouflaged Animals | Amazing Things - Part 2

Masters of Disguise – Camouflaged Animals | Amazing Things - Part 2

Great Potoo HABITAT:  The Great Potoo frequents primarily forest and rainforest, forest edge habitats and farmlands. During the day, it often perches motionless in large trees, at least 12 metres above the ground. But at night, it moves to lower perches, around 1,50 metre, from which it hunts. It may venture into clearings and also forages in open areas near forest.  This species usually occurs around 400 metres of elevation, but it can be seen up to 1000 metres in Peru and Bolivia.

Great Potoo HABITAT: The Great Potoo frequents primarily forest and rainforest, forest edge habitats and farmlands. During the day, it often perches motionless in large trees, at least 12 metres above the ground. But at night, it moves to lower perches, around 1,50 metre, from which it hunts. It may venture into clearings and also forages in open areas near forest. This species usually occurs around 400 metres of elevation, but it can be seen up to 1000 metres in Peru and Bolivia.

The Great Potoo Bird Will Probably Scare The Living Bejesus Out Of You!

The Great Potoo Bird Will Probably Scare The Living Bejesus Out Of You!

The great potoo is a species of bird. It is the largest bird of the potoo…

Great Potoo - Clever Big Eyes, Hidden in the Forest

The great potoo is a species of bird. It is the largest bird of the potoo…

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. camouflage

Great Potoo - Clever Big Eyes, Hidden in the Forest

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. camouflage

Animal camouflage: can you spot these masters of disguise playing   hide-and-seek?

Animal camouflage: can you spot these masters of disguise playing hide-and-seek?

Animal camouflage: can you spot these masters of disguise playing hide-and-seek?

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