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The Northern Potoo is a nocturnal bird belonging to the potoo family, Nyctibiidae. It is found from Mexico south to Costa Rica and on the islands of Jamaica and Hispaniola
Potoo are abnormal looking nightjars, which use very stiff positions looking straight up to blend in with trees during the day. At night, they perch on exposed tree limbs, and hunt for food items. This bird was photographed during a night excursion in the Mangroves of San Blas, Mexico. Photographing using lights, no flash.