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Common Potoo

Nyctibius griseus


It is 33–38 cm long and pale greyish to brown, finely patterned with black and buff, camouflaged to look like a log; this is a safety measure to help protect it from predators, but its mode of perch is also a camouflage.

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DDO 9 years ago

Yes, it's a bird!!

AndresDuarte 9 years ago

Is that a bird?????? Until I read I thought it was a lizard or a reptile! Incredible camouflage.

DDO 9 years ago

oh cool!! I remember seeing this bird when I was a kid, at school! It used to be on an eucalyptus tree by my gym

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Jundiaí, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 9, 2012
Submitted on Nov 9, 2012

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