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Jade Simon 31 Mar 18
YA'LL! There's a bird that basically thinks it's a bat & I'm in love with it! The is a South American nightjar that nests in caves, forages for fruit at night, and uses a form of click-based echolocation! BATBIRD! Photo cred: Lars Petersson, HBW
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Alex Sansom Sep 23
Great day out at the weekend joining in his efforts to re-find and survey seacaves in . Also fantastic to get my first veiw of oilbirds through the mouth of a seacave!
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𝑲𝒂𝒑𝒊𝒍 Sep 21
The Asa Wright Nature Center is the only easily accessible colony! 🇹🇹 🔻Full Video 🔻
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Weird Dream Society Sep 17
Oh, My. God. The takes no prisoners and gives no f**ks. Not content with being only nocturnal flying fruit-eating birds in the world, the oilbird is also a cave-dweller that uses echolocation to find its prey...
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BirdNote 31 Jan 17
The spends most of its life in complete darkness.
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Shah Rukh Khant 6 Jul 16
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BirdNote 31 Jan 17
The of northern South America is one of nature's oddities.
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ME 12 Jul 11
Lol no one cares!!!!! Omgeee ...
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Amanda Bittner 22 Dec 15
I've heard political economists talk about "structural deficit"...time to do some research? unreal
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Unicoi Zoom 1 Apr 18
From the Wikipedia "The Guácharo Cave (Oilbird Cave), in the mountainous Caripe district of northern Monagas, Venezuela, is where Alexander von Humboldt first studied the species." the zoo in Caracas was named after Humboldt.
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hashtags 13 Jun 15
Check Follow your dreams
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Shivanee Ramlochan 3 Sep 16
There's an in here I'd like very much to meet- respectfully, from afar- she looks majestically terrifying!
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Mark Hulme Sep 22
The is the only nocturnal frugivorous bird in the world. For more information on this species in check out this article by , where a rather more accessible colony can be visited
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HIPsters 1 Dec 14
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hashtags 1 Sep 14
This is really cool
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hashtags 27 Oct 16
Doing well
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Mark Hulme Sep 24
Wow! >4k views of my sea cave survey video! I'm glad you're enjoying it. I certainly enjoyed this adventure. There is also an accessible terrestrial colony in at
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Mark Hulme Sep 22
We had the chance to "relax" with some on the way back. Slo-mo by Darshan Narang. Thanks to Imran, Karry, Darshan, Zak and Alex, and to Mike for the invite! survey
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American Bird Conservancy 11 Aug 18
Our is ! navigates at night using echolocation. The nests of this are made of regurgitated fruit and droppings on cave ledges. Its Spanish nickname is Guácharo, "one who whines or laments.” And that's not all:
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iNaturalist 2 Aug 18
This is an , a nocturnal that feeds on fruit, (including those of oil palms), and this one is our Observation of the Day! Seen in by lgmosquera.
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