Wide-open mouth, big eyes make them distinguished from other birds. Phone: +(506) 8946 7134 or +(506) 8914 1568 Potoos are monogamous. They feed on beetles, grasshoppers, moths, and termites. In comparison to their body, they have proportionally large heads, long tail and wings.  Potoo is the funniest looking bird. It's haunting call may scare you. But they are hard to notice by predators. Potoo camouflage bark tree cryptic 2068.jpg Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) resting camouflaged during the day on a tree branch in forests adjacent to the Pixiam River. [email protected]. Skype: ballenatalestravel. Well, they are awesome or kind of weird as well. The large bird plops on a tree branch, squinting his eyes, turning them into nearly invisible slits. There are seven species of them. Potoos mostly rely on flying insects. These peculiar birds can be found in central and south America. A Potoo bird doing his best camouflage by pretending to be a part of a tree branch.It works so well, that this grumpy whishered owl doesn't even notice his favourite resting place is actually part bird. Northern Pantanal, Brazil. Potoo is usually found in every Central and South American country except Chile. It is a nocturnal bird that stays on a perch during the day. To hunt for prey, they perch on some branch and fly out only occasionally, not very far from perch. The Common Potoo does not build a nest. It has lumps that mimic the perch it sits on during the day. Other Publications: Amazon Basin holds largest diversity of Potoo with 5 species. For them, the day is for sleep and night to awaken. The bird has taken the strategy of camouflage to the next level. They resemble stumps, and when they detect some danger, they acquire a freeze position so its more look like a broken branch. It’s because, Potoos are masters of camouflage. Their huge and wide eyes are capable of spotting their prey in the dark. The bird has taken the strategy of camouflage to the next level. IMAGE DETAILS. Potoos are not one single species instead they are groups of related birds from Nyctibiidae family. Potoos are great parents. Image size. Once you get to know the amazing facts about these peculiar birds, you will realize that these hilarious birds not only look amazing but they are amazing. From incubating the egg to raising chick, both parents are liable. Potoos are nocturnal birds and they rarely fly or hunt during the day. Mystery Man from Taured – A Man from Unknown Place || Parallel Universe, 12 First Things Ever Happened On The Internet, World’s First Gold-Plated Luxury Hotel is affordable promising lavish experience, Louis XIII Pizza – World’s Most Expensive Pizza ( $12,000 USD), Olivia Farnsworth – A Girl who never feels Pain, Hunger or Need to Sleep, Tree of 40 Fruits – A Creation of Artist Sam Van Aken, Honey Badger – Amazing Facts about Most Fearless Animal, 10 Weirdest Pregnancy Myths: Do’s and Don’ts, Anechoic Chamber – World’s Quietest Room’s Silence can Drive you Crazy, World’s First Cyborg Artist Neil Harbission – Color-Blind Man who hear Colors, 10 Weird and Unexpected Things Ever found Inside People. 4244x3000px 5.02 MB. Cookies Policy, We look forward to helping you! Potoo birds have camouflage feathers that make them look just like a tree branch, but these unique South American birds can't help but stand out. Large head is mostly occupied by broad eyes and massive, broad and large but short bill, which makes them look weird and resemble some cartoon character, perfect for memes. The female deposits a single egg in a hole on a dry branch or pole and incubates it patiently until a pigeon hatches and emerges. During the day, they are not active. I put on my boots and went out with the binoculars to find who issued that sad call. Great Potoo, Nyctibius Grandis, Cuiaba River, Porto Jofre, Pantanal Matogrossense, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. so even with their eyes closed, they can track their prey or sense the shadow approaching towards them and escapes from getting harmed. These memes have become very popular on the Internet. Required fields are marked *. The juvenile Rufous Potoo (Nyctibius bracteatus) is a master of camouflage. Both shares the responsibilities of raising their chicks. With great curiosity and a little fear, I spent hours looking for him, because he didn’t sing again, I checked the treetops, the flowers, and the fences, but nothing.