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Offline Auke

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Potoo: Great or Common?
« on: Thu, 15 December 2016, 04:24:19 AM »
Hi all,

I recently moved and this is one of my new neighbours. It's a potoo, but I'm not sure which one. Given the location on the edge of Paramaribo, it can be either the Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) or the Great Potoo (N. grandis). I know the Great Potoo was breeding just several hundred meters away a number of years ago and I think I hear that species sometimes, but to me the colour appears to be more that of the Common Potoo. At least the Great Potoo looks much lighter grey in Birds of Venezuela. Of course, it's possible that both species fly around here. Could someone please help me out? Thanks!