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

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Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) resting camouflaged during the day on a tree branch in forests adjacent to the Pixiam River.

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

great potoo if you’ve never seen this bird, you might think that it’s just another branch, but mind you now that you know it’s a bird, its the great potoo

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Common potoo, also called Grey potoo or Lesser potoo (Nyctibius griseus) Photo ©Julian Londono-Jaramillo 2008

Great Potoo	(Nyctibius grandis)

Great potoo videos, photos and facts

Great potoo camouflaged on tree

Great potoo camouflaged on tree

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?

A Great Potoo camouflages itself against a tree in Brazil. (c) Suzi Eszterhas

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Great Potoo - Clever Big Eyes, Hidden in the Forest

The Great Potoo is the largest of the Nyctibiian family. Many of the Potoos have orange eyes and/or eyes that shine red when light is shine on them.

Has a crazy face, with a wide “smiling” mouth, very short beak and huge yellow eyes that look as if they belonged to an animated character.

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

The Great Potoo bird will probably be one of the creepiest birds you have come across.

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…

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.

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 oz - lb.

Great Potoo

Great Potoo at Pico Bonito

Mother nature has a weird sense of humor.

Our planet is filled with strange animals. Leading the charge is the great potoo.

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