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Nyctiphrynus ocellatus
Photo by jarbas mattos
Location: jacareí, Brazil


Large black spots ringed with pale halos on the scapulars, white throat, finely banded tail with outer feathers tipped with white. Females have a rufescent overall colouration.


From Honduras south over Central America to South America (south to northeast Argentina)


Two subspecies recognized:


Dense vegetation.


Eggs are pinkish cinnamon with fine, chestnut spots on the larger, more rounded end.

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