Ever Seen A Potoo Before?

Is it a bird? Or is it a puppet? Ever heard of the great potoo or Nyctibius grandis? This unique bird is native to only in Central and South America. Like the owl, it is nocturnal and only uses its skill of camouflage to hide from potential predators. The potoo’s camouflage is so hard to spot, so actually seeing the bird is very rare. Check it out below!

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Its brown feathers make it easy for it to hide in the trees.

While they’re rarely seen because of their expert camouflage, the great potoo is actually not rare at all. They have a large range and habitat, and are not considered threatened at all — not yet, anyway.

But because they’re hard to find, there’s a lot we still don’t know about the great potoo, such as exactly when its breeding season is.

Source: Relay Hero


Ragnar Larsen