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 Long-tailed Potoo (Nyctibius aethereus) by macronyx.

Alternate name
Nyctibius aethereus Scientific name 
Caprimulgiformes Order
Nyctibiidae Family   
lowland moist forest below 1,200m Habitat
Clutch   Eggs
Food   Diet
2337 World No

Least Concern


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Long-tailed Potoo Song
(Nyctibius aethereus)
A. Bennett Hennessey XC3180
29-11-1999, Bolivia

Long-tailed Potoo song
(Nyctibius aethereus longicaudatus)
Bradley Davis XC8108
19-06-2006, Brazil

Long-tailed Potoo alternate song
(Nyctibius aethereus)
Richard C. Hoyer XC17647
14-10-2006, Brazil


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