The Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) lives from tropical Mexico to west Ecuador and north Argentina, and in Jamaica. Its place is in open woodland, forest edge, and savanna trees. Adults are 38 cm (15 inches) in height and 230 g in weight.
Above is dull grayish-brown, streaked with black on crown, and mottled and vermiculated with dusky and buff. Throat buffy-white with sparse dusky streaks. Chest gray-brown, mottled with buff. Belly grayer and paler. Bill dusky and feet brownish. It feeds on flying insects, especially beetles and moths.