Riccardo Stincone

Riccardo Stincone

Riccardo Stincone
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I miss warm weather already!  And everything beautiful it brings......

I miss warm weather already! And everything beautiful it brings......

rinoceros

rinoceros

Strong Rinoceros

Strong Rinoceros

rino

rino

Meet the common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus), a bird found in South and Central America. They are nocturnal animals, as you could probably have guessed from the size of their eyes.

Meet the common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus), a bird found in South and Central America. They are nocturnal animals, as you could probably have guessed from the size of their eyes.

Family Nyctibiidae (Potoos), watercolor & gouache    published in Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 5    (illustration by Douglas Pratt)

Family Nyctibiidae (Potoos), watercolor & gouache published in Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 5 (illustration by Douglas Pratt)

Potoos or Patoo birds, are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls & are related to the nightjars & frogmouths. These are nocturnal insectivores which lack the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars. They hunt from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher. During the day they perch upright on tree stumps, camouflaged to look like part of the stump. The single spotted egg is laid directly on the top of a stump.

Potoos or Patoo birds, are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls & are related to the nightjars & frogmouths. These are nocturnal insectivores which lack the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars. They hunt from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher. During the day they perch upright on tree stumps, camouflaged to look like part of the stump. The single spotted egg is laid directly on the top of a stump.

Potoo, Next time your feeling a lil down, just look at this guys face and smile :D

Potoo, Next time your feeling a lil down, just look at this guys face and smile :D

Snake Eating Gecko

Snake Eating Gecko