Potoo Po*too", n. (Zo["o]l.) A large South American goatsucker ({Nyctibius grandis}). [1913 Webster]

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  • Potoo — Potoos Northern Potoo Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • potoo — /poh tooh /, n., pl. potoos. any of several nocturnal birds of the family Nyctibiidae, of Mexico and Central and South America, related to the goatsuckers. [1840 50; orig. Jamaican E patoo; cf. Twi patú owl] * * * ▪ bird genus       any of seven… …   Universalium

  • potoo — didlėliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Nyctibius angl. potoo vok. Schwalk, m rus. лесной козодой, m pranc. ibijau, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didlėliniai siauresnis terminas – andinis didlėlys siauresnis terminas – …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • potoo — [pə tu:] noun a nocturnal insectivorous bird resembling a large nightjar, found in tropical America. [Nyctibius griseus and related species.] Origin C19: from Jamaican Creole, from Akan, of imitative origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • potoo — po·too …   English syllables

  • potoo — pōˈtü noun ( s) Etymology: imitative : a large goatsucker (Nyctibius griseus) of So. America and the West Indies …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great Potoo —   …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Potoo — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Lesser Potoo — Taxobox name = Lesser Potoo status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 220px image caption = Well camouflaged on a broken branch. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis = Neognathae unranked …   Wikipedia

  • Common Potoo — Well camouflaged on a broken branch Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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