Perfectly camouflaged Common Potoo -Nyctibius griseus- breeding on a tree stump with its short beak pointing upwards to imitate a branch, Tiputini Rainforest, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, South America
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White-throated nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis)
White-throated nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis), does not make a nest but lays egg directly on leaf litter. Northern New South Wales, Australia
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Common potoo in a tree at night
Common potoo in a tree at night. The common potoo (Nyctibius griseus) is a nocturnal bird that breeds in tropical Central and South America, from Nicaragua to northern Argentina and northern Uruguay. Photographed in the Brazilian Pantanal.
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