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Long-tailed Potoo

Nyctibius aethereus

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Large potoo with a long graduated tail. Mostly rusty brown with streaked underparts, a conspicuous pale shoulder patch, and a whitish moustache. Occurs from the lower to the upper levels of humid forests. The song is an undulating “waa-OO-uh,” usually sung on moonlit nights.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America