- Nyctibius grandis
Potoos are neotropical relatives of nightjars and frogmouths.
They resemble giant nightjars (about 20 inches or 51 cm long) but with the upright posture of an owl.
Central and South America: found from extreme southern Mexico to northern Bolivia, Paraguay and south-eastern Brazil
This is a monotypic species.
Humid lowland forest
They hunt insects from exposed perches at night and roost hidden in the trees by day.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
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