Great Potoo Chick

During my March Costa Rica tour, our local guide got a call from his son about a Great Potoo family that was often visible nearby. When we arrived a couple days later, the chick had fledged, and was perched on a fence post right near the road. Even at a young age, the camouflage employed by this species is quite effective.

Canon 1DXII
Canon 600mm + 1.4x
ISO 1600


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A nice look at the chick, Max. You are right, he sure is camouflaged nicely with the post he is setting on. I love his have closed eye, making me think he could care less that you are there, and about half asleep.

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