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Long tailed potoo

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Nyctibiidae
Scientific name  Nyctibius aethereus
Higher classification  Potoo
Order  Caprimulgiformes
Genus  Nyctibius
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Long-tailed potoo Longtailed Potoo
Similar  Potoo, Common potoo, Great potoo, Rufous potoo, White‑winged potoo

Amazonian long tailed potoo nyctibius aethereus longicaudatus

The long-tailed potoo (Nyctibius aethereus) is a species of bird in the Nyctibiidae family. It is found in Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay; also in Argentina in the extreme northeast. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


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Long tailed potoo

Western amazon basin

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The core range of the long-tailed potoo is the contiguous region of the entire northwestern and southwestern Amazon Basin. In the north of South America, the range is in the eastern regions of Venezuela's Orinoco River drainage and the highlands bordering Guyana; in Guyana, the range extends into the eastern portions of the Essequibo River drainage to the border with Suriname. The contiguous range extends southward through Andean and Amazonian portions of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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The range in Bolivia is bifurcated; in the north, the long-tailed potoo is found on the headwater rivers to Brazil's Amazonas state's Madeira River; in northeastern Bolivia, the bifurcated range extends only to the mountain headwaters of another tributary of the Madeira, the Brazilian-Bolivia Guaporé River.

Disjunct ranges

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Two minor disjunct ranges occur, one on Pacific coastal Colombia, the other at the outlet islands of the Amazon River. The third major disjunct range occurs on coastal southeastern Brazil and inland into eastern Paraguay; the range is an 850 km wide strip that extends about 2300 km, on the southeast side of Brazil's interior Cerrado region.

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