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Saturday, December 1, 2018

NORTHERN POTOO, CHICANNA ECOVILLAGE RESORT, CALAKAMUL, CAMPECHE,MEXICO, 11/7/2018

      These photos were taken at night by flashlight and flashbulb.

      We can ID this Potoo as a Northern Potoo as follows:
  • The Northern Potoo is the only species of Potoo in this area
  • Large size
  • Yellow iris
  • Underparts are whitish with dark streaking and black spots in center of breast.  Because the underparts are so whitish this Potoo is probably a juvenile or immature bird
  • Crown is streaked with black and white
  • Wings have gray, white and dark barring
      The juvenile and immature Northern Potoos are have more white than the adult.

      The Northern Potoo is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at  823.