A photo of a rarely scene breed of bird recently made its way to netizens and is creating quite a buzz. It seems that this mysterious bird that was recently photographed in Venezuela is called the Potoo bird.
The potoo bird belongs to what scientists called a group of near passerine birds which means that potoo birds are part of tree dwelling birds. These nocturnal birds are insectivores which mean that they feed mostly on insects. They are physically distinct with their gray, black and brown plumage that vividly resembles the color of a tree bark.
What makes the potoo birds unique and distinguishable from its own cousin are there distinctly huge eyes and all the more wide gaping mouths.
These small birds are so called potoo because of the rather strange and haunting wailing cry that says “po-Too.” Potoo birds are also called “poor-me-ones” due to their strange wail.
Potoo birds are mostly found somewhere within Central and South America. They can also be seen in the Caribbean islands namely: Jamaica, Hispanola and Tobago.
So, what do you think? Are they adorable or frightening? Let us know. Oh, and, before you go, check out this video of the Potoos below:
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