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The Potoo

Potoos are masters of disguise. See how the branch looks like an elongated foot? They're tropical nocturnal birds that hunt at night and sleep during the day. They have coloring that makes them extremely difficult to spot in the wild since they blend in with tree bark so well. This evolution allows them to rest at ease and save their energy for hunting insects. Potoos have massive eyes that allow them to see insects in the dark and insanely wide mouths that they open as they fly through the air in an effort to catch moths and other flying bugs. Potoos are solitary creatures for the most part, although when a female lays an egg (a mere one per breeding season), both parents take turns incubating it.

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