Mystery Monday – this week’s Mystery Creature

The weeks are flying by… and with each one another Mystery Creature… this week’s is a bird… well camouflaged in the photo but do you know what it is?

Image credit: Chiswick Chap; Image Source: Wiki Commons
Image credit: Chiswick Chap; Image Source: Wiki Commons


If you want to find out what this bird is… check out this post.


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3 thoughts on “Mystery Monday – this week’s Mystery Creature

  • April 8, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    A big fat fail by me. I was checking this out on facebook and thought it must be an insect I can’t see! Wow. Amazing camouflage

  • April 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks to my son I know what it is …… It’s the Potoo bird found mainly in Central and South America. They are primarily nocturnal insectivores that prefer to hunt from a perch. During the bright hours of the day they often perch upright on tree stumps, being well-camouflaged for such an environment – hence the colour of their plummage. They lay a single spotted egg directly on the top of a stump that they call home.

    • April 7, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Exactly Mary, and as we can see from the photo they are pretty good at camouflage 😉

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