The Northern Potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis) is found from south Mexico to Costa Rica, and in Jamaica and Hispaniola. Its natural habits are in woodland and scrubland, with scattered trees. Its measures are 46 cm in height and 250 g weights.
Brown plumage, barred and mottled with gray. Upperparts black and white, and underparts paler. Crown broadly streaked or striped with black and white. This solitary and nocturnal bird eats beetles and moths and other flying insects.