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Ocellated Poorwill

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==Identification== ==Identification==
Large black spots ringed with pale halos on the scapulars, white throat, finely banded tail with outer feathers tipped with white. Females have a rufescent overall colouration. Large black spots ringed with pale halos on the scapulars, white throat, finely banded tail with outer feathers tipped with white. Females have a rufescent overall colouration.

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Nyctiphrynus ocellatus
Photo by jarbas mattosLocation:  jacareí, Brazil
Photo by jarbas mattos
Location: jacareí, Brazil

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[edit] Identification

Large black spots ringed with pale halos on the scapulars, white throat, finely banded tail with outer feathers tipped with white. Females have a rufescent overall colouration.

[edit] Distribution

From Honduras south over Central America to South America (south to northeast Argentina)

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies recognized:

[edit] Habitat

Dense vegetation.

[edit] Behaviour

Eggs are pinkish cinnamon with fine, chestnut spots on the larger, more rounded end.

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