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

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

Nyctibius grandis - nocolot wielki - Great Potoo...

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

great potoo eyes wide

Great Potoo - Clever Big Eyes, Hidden in the Forest

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

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…

Potoos—the most interesting bird you never knew existed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtjFG16ADZQ

Potoos look ridiculous…

Unusual bird photographed in Venezuela - it's called a Potoo and is normally not seen during the day. This thing scares the CRAP outa me!

Great Potoo

Great Potoo at Pico Bonito

Great Potoo | Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) Dorsal view of perched bird

Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) Dorsal view of perched bird

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.

The Great Potoo

The Great Potoo is a bird, both the largest potoo species and the largest member of the order Caprimulgiformes. It occurs in tropical America.

Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) Call | the Internet Bird Collection | HBW Alive

Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) Call | the Internet Bird Collection | HBW Alive

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