potoo


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potoo

(pəʊˈtuː)
n
any of several nocturnal tropical American birds of the genus Nyctibius
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An additional bone in the sclera of the eyes of owls and the Common Potoo (Nietibius griseus) and its role in the contraction of the nictitating membrane.
An additional bone in the sclera of the eyes of owls and the common potoo (Nictibius griseus) and its role in the contraction of the nictitating membrane.
When a potoo (puh-TOO) perches on a tree, it looks exactly like a broken branch.
Add to this a sighting of an armadillo near a restaurant, and the rare, owl-like great potoo, which apparently birders would have died for, and I come to realise I've spotted a lot of Costa Rica's wildlife without much effort at all.
Rare birds observed near the river included the Sun Grebe, Roseate Spoonbill, Squirrel Cuckoo, and Great Potoo. The most common rainforest birds observed were the Rufous-tailed Hummingbird and the Keel-billed Toucan.
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.