Can you find the owl hiding in these photos?

Northern Potoos often camouflage themselves in trees

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Can you spot the owl hiding in these pictures?Can you spot the owl hiding in these pictures?

Talk about perfect camouflage! Can you spot the sneaky owl hiding in this picture?

While it may look like a dead tree, or even just a piece of wood, there is actually an owl perched right on the end of this tree stump.

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The owl, which is a Northern Potoo, was photographed in Belize by Frederic Consejo.

Speaking in the Daily Mail, Consejo said: "I was taken by surprise when I realised that a funny shaped tree at my friend house was actually a Northern Potoo."

"I had been hoping to photograph one of these birds for years, but they had always been too difficult to spot."

Can you spot the owl hiding in these pictures?

The first image shows the owl face-on, perched on top of the branch against a background of trees.

At first glance it's almost impossible to spot the bird, but a closer look reveals the eyes and beak.

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The second photograph shows a side view of the bird, pictured against the sky where the beak is just about visible when looking closely.

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Northern Potoo is generally found in Central America as well as parts of Jamaica and Hispaniola.

The fact that this particular bird was hard to spot isn't surprising, the site adds: "Northern Potoos are difficult to find during the day when their cryptic branch-like posture and plumage, coupled with a propensity to perch in tall trees, complicate detection."

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