Potoos are some of the most fascinating birds on the planet.
You might think that's an exaggeration, but it's true.
Their elusive and secretive habits, as well as their funny looking faces, have captured the imagination of everyday people who use them for memes and viral videos.
According to Britannica, Potoos are one of seven species of solitary, nocturnal birds of the American tropics. Their name imitates the wailing cry, "po-TOO," made by some species.
During the day, the birds sleep, vertically perched and virtually indistinguishable from the dead branches they roost on. They awaken at dusk, revealing huge eyes capable of spotting moths and other flying insects in the dark. Potoos also have wide and gaping mouths for catching prey during their quick, short, and silent flights.
Well, all we can say is that it is a shame they only hunt at night as we would love to see more of their adorably silly faces.