Just take your kid out into the forest and tell him a ghost story of the last kid that got lost and never came back.
"..and if you're reeeaaal quiet Billy, you can still here him on the wind, crying out for his mother.."
A once thought extinct bird that somehow is present before a major calamity happens. Also called, the grinning bird, is know for its void like eyes and ability to hysterically cackle a screech.
They are carnivours.
>Is present before calamity
Well there's no other bird more fitting for the job. This motherfucker looks like it should be sitting on Deaths shoulder, just staring down into your eyes as the scythe swings.
It is a great potoo
They are nocturnal and have gold irises but when in the day light theirs pupils dilate a lot hence the black eyes
I don't know if I've got it backwards, but don't the eyes get large so they can let in as much light as possible? If that's right then during the night they should be larger than during the day.
Ya, lots of nocturnal jungle animals have these eyes too. Yellow, with small pupils during the day, almost all black at night, to let in more light.
Owls, cats, those ai-ai things or however you spell them all experience this. Snakes too and other night time reptiles
>They are sometimes called poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls
That's a Potoo.
They're funny as fuck imo.
I got OP's pic from an /x/ thread a good while ago. I posted it in a weird/funny looking animals thread here semi-recently. It's awesome to see this weirdo scary bird get its own thread.
How'd they get a name like POTOO?