Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Potoos :: Northern Potoo

Northern Potoo Nyctibius jamaicensis

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Common Potoo, Antillean Potoo, Jamaican Potoo, Hispaniolan Potoo, Abbott's Potoo
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Feb 21, 2010 © William Hull  Jamaica - Apr, 2001 © Allen Chartier  Gomez Farias, Tamaulipas, Mexico - Mar 24, 2007 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna  El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, Tamaulipas, Mexico - Mar 24, 2007 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna 
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West Indies and Central America;
Three populations;
(1) Pacific slope of w. Mexico s. from s. Sinaloa.
(2) E. and S. Mexico (s. San Luis Potosi and s. Tamaulipas) s. along the Gulf-Caribbean slope to Honduras including Roatan Is. and the Pacific slope to El Salvador.
(3) Pacific slope of n. and c. Costa Rica and possibly e. Nicaragua and w. Panama.
(4) Jamaica.
(5) Hispaniola and Gonave Is.


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


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