Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Potoos :: Great Potoo

Great Potoo Nyctibius grandis

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Grand Potoo
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Napo Wildlife Center, Ecuador - Jan 13, 2006 © William Hull  Canopy Tower Lodge, Panama - Jan 19, 2004 © Glen Tepke  Rio Frio, near Los Chiles, Costa Rica - Feb 11, 2005 © Kent Nickell  Sumaco, Ecuador - Nov, 2005 © Lou Hegedus  Paraguay River, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Jun, 2006 © Lou Hegedus 
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S. Central America and n. South America. E. South America;
Two populations;
(1) Ex. s. Mexico, e. Guatemala and possibly e. Honduras.
(2) Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, n. and e. Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and mostly e. of the Andes in e. Ecuador, e. Peru, e. Bolivia, Amazonian Brazil and Paraguay. Atlantic forest of se. Brazil (se. Bahia).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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