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Photo by Leif G
Guacamayos Pass, Ecuador, October 2009
Nyctibius maculosus

Identification

34–38 cm

  • Dark brown plumage

Distribution

South America: found locally in Andes of eastern Colombia to western Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and western Bolivia

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

This taxon is considered a subspecies of White-winged Potoo by some authors[2]

Habitat

Moist montane forest clearings at heights around 1800–2800 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of insects, including beetles.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
  4. Wikipedia

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External Links

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