Nyctibiidae

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Nyctibiidae

[‚nik·tə′bī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of birds in the order Caprimulgiformes including the neotropical potoos.
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According to legend, the potoo's haunting songs carry messages from the dead!
Potoos hunt insects at night and sleep during the day.
His wife changed into a bird -- a bird the people now call the Potoo. And she flew away.
To this day, when the Moon is high above the jungle, you can hear the pining of the Potoo, calling for her husband.
Whether you are a backyard birder enthralled by the chickadee, someone who has sought the common potoo in Trinidad and Tobago, or a combination of the two, Roland Wauer's bird-finding books will appeal to you.
The event - on Saturday, May 8, from noon onwards - promises fun and games for everyone and will include a bouncy castle, Mr Potoo and his balloons, cake and bric-a-brac stalls.
They include the Grey Potoo bird, right - so cleverly disguised it looks part of the branch it is perching on.
Consisting of five families and 118 species found throughout Asia, Australia, and Central and South America, this order of very interesting and diverse birds includes frogmouths, potoos, and the oilbird, the only bird in the world known to possess the ability to echolocate, as can bats and dolphins.
Frogmouths Batrachostomidae; Owlet Nightjars; Potoos; Eared Nightjars; Nightjars; Treeswifts; Swifts; Hummingbirds; Trogons; Kingfishers Alcedinidae; Kingfishers Dacebridae; Kingfishers Cerylidae; Todies; Motmots; Bee Eaters; Rollers; Ground Rollers; Cuckoo Rollers; Hoopoes; Woodhoopoes; Hornbills; Ground Horbills; Jacamars; Puffbirds; Asian Barbets; African Barbets; Amercian Barbets; Honeyguides; Toucans; Wood- peckers; New Zealand Wrens; Pittas; Broadbills; False Sunbirds; Woodcreepers; Furnarids; Antbirds; Antthrushes; Gnateaters.