Wild Fact #37 – The Singing Tree Stump – Common Potoo

Wild Fact #37 – The Singing Tree Stump – Common Potoo

  Cool Facts About The Common Potoo The Common Potoo is a nocturnal bird found throughout parts of Central and South America These birds are also known as the Lesser Potoo, Grey Potoo and the Pour-Me-One, which is apparently named after their unique call, but I personally don’t understand this

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Wild Fact #157 – Long On One End…Short On The Other – Black-Tailed Trainbearer

Wild Fact #157 – Long On One End…Short On The Other – Black-Tailed Trainbearer

Did You Know? The Black-Tailed Trainbearer is also known as the Long-Tailed Sylph These bizarre hummingbirds are found in parts of South America, including Columbia, Peru and Ecuador The length of the Black-Tailed Trainbearer is on par with the Giant Hummingbird, the largest hummingbird in the world The Largest Hummingbird

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Wild Fact #288 – I Have a Pouch…But I am Not a Kangaroo – Jabiru

Wild Fact #288 – I Have a Pouch…But I am Not a Kangaroo – Jabiru

It has been a little while since we talked about an interesting bird, so I thought we could change that by studying the Jabiru, which is a member of the stork family that can typically be found in Central and South America. In fact, this particular bird is the tallest

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Wild Fact #331 – No Place Like Home – Crested Oropendola

Wild Fact #331 – No Place Like Home – Crested Oropendola

The Crested Oropendola should probably be a target customer for companies such as Old Spice and Sunlight. I don’t have the heart to call this particular passerine bird downright smelly but they are know to have a musty stench to them. This “wonderful” scent is caused by an oily-like substance

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Wild Fact #427 – An Orange Crush – Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock

Wild Fact #427 – An Orange Crush – Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock

After hanging out in the ocean yesterday, I figured we could dry off by taking to the air. The Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock is a beautiful South American passerine bird that is pretty easy to identify. Normally, I like to share how animals get their names, however, I have absolutely no idea

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Wild Fact #731 – Follow Your Nose – Keel Billed Toucan

Wild Fact #731 – Follow Your Nose – Keel Billed Toucan

It is the end of the week and the beginning of another long weekend (in North America) so I think this is cause to celebrate.  We are going to celebrate by learning about the Keel Billed Toucan.  What? You have never celebrated with a Toucan before? This is going to

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