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Belize Photo of the Day: Common Pauraque

10 August 2011 One Comment

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Today’s picture of the day is the Common Pauraque scientifically known as Nyctidromus albicollis. They are known as the masters of disguise since they can camouflage themselves well to blend in with their habitat. If watched closely, they can be seen throughout the day and even more on the roads at night. As for their habitat, you can witness them on the rainforest trails at Chaa Creek, they love being on the ground and on low branches at the edge of forests, second-growth scrubs, and roadsides.

Fun fact of the day:

The Common Pauraque is a nocturnal creature, it usually feeds on moths and other large flying insects at night time, late evening or early morning. They can be found all over inland Belize and in Ambergris Caye.

Submitted by Naturalist Guide: Hilberto Tut

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