Nyctibius grandis, commonly known as the Great Potoo, is a species of bird found in Central and South America. It is a large bird, measuring up to 18 inches in length, with a wingspan of up to 28 inches. Its plumage is mostly grayish-brown, with a white throat and yellow eyes. It has a large, rounded head and a long, pointed tail. It is nocturnal, roosting during the day and hunting at night. Its diet consists mainly of insects. Its lifespan is up to 10 years, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Nyctibius grandis, commonly known as the great potoo, is a species of bird in the Nyctibiidae family. The genus name Nyctibius is derived from the Greek words nuktos, meaning night, and bios, meaning life, referring to the bird's nocturnal habits. The species name grandis is Latin for "large" or "great", referring to the bird's size.
Related Species: Nyctibius griseus, Nyctibius jamaicensis, Nyctibius leucopterus, Nyctibius maculosus