Nyctibius bracteatus J. Gould, 1846, Colombia. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Colombian potoo; French: Ibijau roux; German: Tropfentagschlдfer; Spanish: Nictibio rufo.
8.3–9.8 in (21–25 cm); 1.6–2.0 oz (46–58 g). Coloration is atypical for a potoo. Overall the bird is deep orange-rufous with large white spots bordered in black; long bristles spring from the loral area. Sexes similar.
South America from Colombia and Guyana south to eastern Peru and northern Brazil.
A little-known, nocturnal bird of the forest understory and middle story.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Catches insects on sallying flights from a perch.
Only nest reported was on top of a broken palm stub inside forest, with a single blotched egg. Nestling was later tended by both parents and fledged before reaching adult size.
Probably not threatened overall, but undoubtedly declining due to forest destruction.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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