"Dragoncito / Little Dragon" - Nyctibius griseus Location: COLOMBIA, CE Los Andes, 1300 masl, near to Manizales (Caldas) ARALCAL™ The Coffee Forest www.aralcal.org
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Exposure time: 1/250 sec.
Lens: Rokinon 1600mm / f11
ABOUT THE BIRD SPECIES...
The Common Potoo, Grey Potoo or Lesser Potoo (Nyctibius griseus), is a nocturnal bird which breeds in tropical Central and South America from Nicaragua to northern Argentina and northern Uruguay. The Northern Potoo (N. jamaicensis) was formerly classified as a subspecies of this species.
This potoo is a large cypselomorph bird related to the nightjars and frogmouths.
It is a resident breeder in open woodlands and savannah.
This nocturnal insectivore hunts from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher.