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Northern Potoo

Nyctibius jamaicensis

Description:

Incredible camouflage of this Potoo! It looks like a branch.

Habitat:

Mangrove swamp.

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11 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Cindy

Great spotting!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Gracias Juan, son difíciles de ver porque parecen troncos de los árboles.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Wao, que suerte, yo sueño con encontrar una de estas aves

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

It is a new species for me too Alice. I thought it was an owl until Tom15 told me it was a Potoo, I had never heard of them.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

A new species to me!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

I don't know but they look alike, thanks Reiko.

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

I never knew anything about potoo. So, they are not related to owl family?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Now with an ID. Thank you Tom for the pointer.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thanks Tom. I look Potoo and it seems you are right.

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Actually not an owl, but a Potoo. Probably the Common Potoo. Nice spotting and photo!

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Nayarit, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 8, 2013

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