Birds of Colombia

    STEATORNITHIFORMES: Steatornithidae (Oilbird)  
Genus: Steatornis (1 species, 1 worldwide)

Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis)
Antioquia, Colombia
  Note spots.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A daytime cave-dweller, and a distant relative of the nighthawk order of birds. Oilbirds, which have oily feathers, are fruit-eaters. Note large hooked bill different than a nighthawk.

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