Common Potoo

Nyctibius griseus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Common Potoo is a widespread resident of forests and mangroves across T&T. They are notoriously difficult to locate during the day as their camouflage is exceptional. At night, however, they are quite vocal, and their mournful call is a common component of the nocturnal soundscape.

Wing Span: 85-95 cm
Length: 33-50.5 cm
Weight: 145-187 g
Common Potoo

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