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,

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!

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.

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.

The Potoo. A nocturnal bird who camouflages as a tree stump and looks wonky as fuck.

The Potoo. A nocturnal bird who camouflages as a tree stump and looks wonky as fuck.

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