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Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) | by Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith
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Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis)

The Oilbird is the size of a macaw and nests in dark caves on Trinidad. The large eyes are used in conjunction with echo-location to fly during the night where it forages on the fruit of the oil palm. The bird is so rich in oil that In nights long ago, the young were collected and euthanized and used for torches...

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Taken on February 20, 2014