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potoo

(pəʊˈtuː)
n
any of several nocturnal tropical American birds of the genus Nyctibius
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Rare birds observed near the river included the Sun Grebe, Roseate Spoonbill, Squirrel Cuckoo, and Great Potoo.
Of course, the Australian Superb Lyrebird and the Great Potoo (to name two creatures whose calls were sampled) sing not only to while away Edenic hours, but to send warnings.
He elects as bassoonist the common potoo, with a call that reminds him of the beginning of Mozart's clarinet quintet, albeit slightly off-key.
Whether you are a backyard birder enthralled by the chickadee, someone who has sought the common potoo in Trinidad and Tobago, or a combination of the two, Roland Wauer's bird-finding books will appeal to you.
The event - on Saturday, May 8, from noon onwards - promises fun and games for everyone and will include a bouncy castle, Mr Potoo and his balloons, cake and bric-a-brac stalls.
Five species are considered resident in Brazil with the Common Potoo (N.
They include the Grey Potoo bird, right - so cleverly disguised it looks part of the branch it is perching on.
Castro-Siqueira (2010) watched a Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) in central Brazil being mobbed by three Rufous Horneros (Furnarius rufus), two Great Kiskadees (Pitangus sulphuratus), and seven Chalk-browed Mockingbirds (Mimus saturninus) for 15 min before the mobbers left the tree in which the potoo was perched.
huhula Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brasilianum Oilbird Steatornithidae Oilbird Steatornis caripensis Potoos Nyctibiidae Great Potoo Nyctibius grandis Long-tailed Potoo N.
The voice description of Long-tailed Potoo (Nyctibius aethereus) is missing the distinctive series of owl-like hoots.
Nocturnal families such as nightjars (Caprimulgidae), potoos (Nyctibiidae), and owls (Strigidae); some waterbirds including ducks (Anatidae), plovers and lapwings (Charadriidae), and shorebirds (Scolopacidae); and hummingbirds (Trochilidae) had proportions lower than expected (Table 3).