Birds of the World

Nyctibiidae : Potoos

Common Potoo

Nyctibius griseus

Sani Lodge, Ecuador - January 2013

Common, or Grey Potoo as it is sometimes known, is a nocturnal denizen of lowland forest edges and open woodlands throughout Central America and the northern half of South America. They may use the same daytime roost perch for several weeks at a time.