Despite its ᴛᴇʀʀɪfʏing appearance, the Potoo is not considered a ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs bird on humans, with eyes that tend to yellow orange colors, sometimes up to 60 cm long, and a voice similar to the sound of barking dogs!
The incredible common potoo isn’t much to look at — so much so that you’ll struggle to see it at all! In a bold display of camouflage and mimiᴄʀʏ, this bird pretends to be a ʙʀᴏᴋᴇn tree branch. To do so, it poses absolutely still, bravely evading ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀs in plain view of them.
Although you might not see them, the common potoo is, indeed, common in at least parts of its range. This rage extends from Nicaragua in Central America, south to Aʀɢᴇɴᴛɪɴᴀ. Six other species of potoo are known of, all generally similar in appearance and all performing the same posturing ᴄʀʏptic behaviour. Potoos have large eyes and a huge mouth — features they share with the closely related nightjars.
It is a bird that is active only at night, where the long day spent hiding and out of sight, which is easy for this bird, having a leather built close to the colors of logs.
While catching ᴘʀᴇʏ at night, ranging from beetles to locusts, large insects, and sometimes bats.
If the hiding of the Potoo in the morning, and its sudden ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ at night on its favorite parasites, are a mystery to birds and other animals, it is not the same for zoologists and birds.
Where there is a lot of information about this strange bird, for its little appearance among the other birds, which was found that it does not multiply only during the period from February to August each year, where it lies on one egg and each at a time.