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AskNature: Oilbird

A project of the Biomimicry Institute discusses how the eyes of oilbirds allow them to see in the dark, and provides a summary of the research, an expert contact, and possible application ideas.

The Internet Bird Collection: Oilbird (Steatornithidae)

Introduces the family Steatornithidae, which has one genus and one species, Steatornis caripensis or the oilbird. Describes the nocturnal fruit-eating bird, and provides videos.

Oilbird - Steatornithidae

Describes the large, strange, cave-dwelling vegetarian nightbird. With information on behaviour, photographs, and cited literature.

The Super-Senses of Oilbirds

A creationist viewpoint claiming the species eludes an evolutionary explanation.

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