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Photo by Leif G
Guacamayos Pass, Ecuador, October 2009
Nyctibius maculosus


34–38 cm

  • Dark brown plumage


South America: found locally in Andes of eastern Colombia to western Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and western Bolivia


This is a monotypic species[1].

This taxon is considered a subspecies of White-winged Potoo by some authors[2]


Moist montane forest clearings at heights around 1800–2800 m.



Their diet consists almost entirely of insects, including beetles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
  4. Wikipedia

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