Meet The Great Potoos – The Funniest Looking Bird

Potoos will stay in this position all day, barely moving, and almost invisible.
Potoos will stay in this position all day, barely moving, and almost invisible.

Potoos Bird – you’ve probably never heard of them, but they are the funniest looking birds on this Earth.  Potoos are neotropical birds of the family Nyctibiidae. There are 7 species of potoos and all of them are recognized for their unbelievable camouflage skills. They are sometimes called poor-me-ones.

Potoo Bird calls in a mournful series of whistled notes that go down in scale.

 

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Potoo  Facts Overview

Habitat: Wide-ranging across species, including forests, savannas, mangroves and urban areas.
Location: Central & South America (excluding Chile).
Lifespan: No one knows! Potentially 12-14 years.
Size: Smallest species: 21–25cm. Biggest species: 46-58cm.
Weight: Smallest species: 46-58g. Biggest species: 340-652g.
Color: Pale grey to brownish
Diet: Flying insects (beetles, moths, grasshoppers and termites)
Predators: Falcons, monkeys (Howler, Capuchin, Spider).
Top Speed: No data
No. of Species:
7
Conservation Status:
Least Concern