potoo

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potoo

(pəʊˈtuː)
n
any of several nocturnal tropical American birds of the genus Nyctibius
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Potoos hunt insects at night and sleep during the day.
When a potoo (puh-TOO) perches on a tree, it looks exactly like a broken branch.
Consisting of five families and 118 species found throughout Asia, Australia, and Central and South America, this order of very interesting and diverse birds includes frogmouths, potoos, and the oilbird, the only bird in the world known to possess the ability to echolocate, as can bats and dolphins.
Frogmouths Batrachostomidae; Owlet Nightjars; Potoos; Eared Nightjars; Nightjars; Treeswifts; Swifts; Hummingbirds; Trogons; Kingfishers Alcedinidae; Kingfishers Dacebridae; Kingfishers Cerylidae; Todies; Motmots; Bee Eaters; Rollers; Ground Rollers; Cuckoo Rollers; Hoopoes; Woodhoopoes; Hornbills; Ground Horbills; Jacamars; Puffbirds; Asian Barbets; African Barbets; Amercian Barbets; Honeyguides; Toucans; Wood- peckers; New Zealand Wrens; Pittas; Broadbills; False Sunbirds; Woodcreepers; Furnarids; Antbirds; Antthrushes; Gnateaters.