42 minutes | Jan 6th 2021

Potoo? What's a Potoo, Precious?

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Welcome back, everyone, to Better Than Human the Podcast Season 2!This week’s topic is the strange looking Potoo birds. These nocturnal insectivores’ spend their days perched on tree stumps, camouflaged like a stump. What’s noticeable about them, if you’re lucky enough to observe this mysterious bird, is their strange appearance. And trust us, Potoos are very strange, indeed.First we start with what Jennifer and Amber shouldn’t have to tell people: don’t believe everything you see or hear. Think about it first. Does it make sense? Is it logical? Maybe do a quick Google search.  Use your brain cells to know if your looking at a lie.Potoos, part of the Nyctibiidae family, are a group of Caprimulgiformes birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths (also an odd-looking animals). There are seven species of Potoos and they’re all native to tropical Central and South America. People have been known to call Potoos “poor-me-ones”, because of their bizarre calls. When you hear it, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Listen now to learn about this little known gem of an animal. For more information on us, visit our website at betterthanhumanpodcast.comFollow us on Twitter @betterthanhuma1on Facebook @betterthanhumanpodcaston Instagram @betterthanhumanpodcaston TikTok  @ https://www.tiktok.com/@l_a_mander (if it still exists in the US)or Email us at betterthanhumanpodcast@gmail.comWe look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to you joining our cult of weirdness!#betterthanhuman #cultofweirdness
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