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Favorite Images of Oilbirds

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A list of my favorite images of oilbirds.


The oilbird (Steatornis caripensis), locally known as the guácharo, is a bird species found in the northern areas of South America including the island of Trinidad.

It is the only species in the genus Steatornis and the family Steatornithidae.

Nesting in colonies in caves, oilbirds are nocturnal feeders on the fruits of the oil palm and tropical laurels.

They are the only nocturnal flying fruit-eating birds in the world (the kakapo is flightless).

They forage at night, with specially adapted eyesight. However they navigate by echolocation in the same way as bats, one of the few birds to do so.

They produce a high-pitched clicking sound of around 2 kHz that is audible to humans.

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