Shorteared

Plumage Sexcs alike

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Family Sl I.AIORNI I IIIDAK

Species Stcatonus caripensis

OlLBIRD

Adapted for feeding on the wing at night, the Oilbird has large eyes, a strong, hooked bill surrounded by sensitive bristles, long, narrow wings, and a long tail. The legs are short and weak. By day it hides in colonics on ledges in dark caves, emerging at night to snatch Fkmalk fruit from trees such as palms. On returning to the colony, birds regurgitate the seeds so that these cover the ledges and the cave floor. I.oud, screaming and snarling calls can be heard from the hundreds of birds in the cavc. Inside, the birds emit clicks and use the echoes to And their way in the dark.

• NEST A mound of regurgitated seeds on a cave ledge.

• Distribution from E. Panama south to Bolivia and cast to Venezuela and Trinidad.

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Family pODARGl0AK

Species p0(targus papuensis

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camouflage plumage

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