The Common Potoo is a bird of Central and South America that has an amazing ability to blend itself into it's surroundings with an amazing show of confidence.
While many birds of the same region are brightly colored and easy to spot, the Common Potoo has a different goal in mind and accomplishes it well! This nocturnal bird has the ability to hold remarkably still, giving it the appearance of a broken tree branch. Check out this video to see how a mother Common Patoo protects its young!
Because today is Thanksgiving here in the USA, I thought it would be a good idea to honor the turkey. Maybe not the most squeedorable bird, the wild turkey still deserves some attention. Benjamin Franklin even once wrote:
"The turkey is [...] a respectable bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain and silly, a Bird of Courage."