Order: Caprimulgiformes | Family: Nyctibiidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult & Chick | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil
Status: The Great Potoo is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Nictibio Grande.
Sub-species: Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis grandis), J. F. Gmelin, 1789.
Meaning of Name: Nyctibius: Gr. Nuktos: night and bioō: to live. grandis: L. grandis= large.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.