The Creature You Are About To See Just Might Be The Strangest Living Thing On Our Planet

When you see this bird for the first time, you’re not going to believe your eyes! Is it a bird or a muppet? This really is a beautifully weird bird.

weird bird

This bird is known as Nyctibius grandis, or the great potoo, a bird you’ll see in Central and South America. Being a nocturnal bird, the great potoo relies solely on its ability to camouflage against predators. Because it’s such an expert at camouflaging, humans will hardly see it around.

weird bird

weird bird

In this photo, if you’ve never seen this bird, you might think that it’s just another branch, but it is the great potoo.

weird bird

weird bird

weird bird

The great potoo grows up to two feet long! In the morning if you were to pass by them you wouldn’t even notice them because they look like tree bark! In the night, like owls, they wake up and feed on little insects and sometimes even smaller bats.

weird bird

Did you know that the potoo’s sound is more bark-like? A bird that looks like a muppet and sounds like a dog? How cool is that?

weird bird

weird bird

weird bird

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