Cool Animal of the Day: The Potoo Bird

Posted: December 29, 2016 in Animals, Nature, Things I Love
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Check out that Potoo, man. Eyes like you read about. Potoos are large nocturnal birds that eat insects. They range from 8-20 inches in length, and they have large heads and large, broad bills with a slight hook on the end. And oh those eyes, man. And get this – they hide by blending in with tree bark. If they sense trouble they just freeze and they’re hard to see. Gotta keep those peepers closed though, because they’re so big and bright. Oh, and they also make a haunting call, which you can hear if you watch the video below. Anyhoo, Potoo Bird.

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