Birds of Colombia

    CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Nyctibiidae (Potoos)  
Genus: Nyctibius (5 species, 7 worldwide)

Long-tailed Potoo
Long-tailed Potoo (Nyctibius aethereus chocoensis)
Mutatá, Antioquia, Colombia
  Larger and browner than the Common Potoo, with a longer wider tail. Yellow eyes. Also has a light buff vertical shoulder patch about half length of wing (not seen here from the back).

Rufous Potoo
Rufous Potoo (Nyctibius bracteatus)
Tena, Napo Province, Ecuador
  The smallest potoo.
Photograph by Eric Gropp     Copyright and usage info

Great Potoo
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  

Common Potoo
Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus)
Laguna Sonso, Buga, Colombia
  Bright yellow eye. Like all potoos, rests perched vertically during daylight hours.

Andean Potoo
Andean Potoo (Nyctibius maculosus)
Photograph by Dominic Sherony     Copyright and usage info

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