BirdNote: Oilbirds – Life in the Dark

Not many birds are cave dwellers. 
But in South America there are very unusual birds who not only live in caves, but as they forage for fruits at night, spend most of their lives in darkness – using many of the same skills as bats and owls to navigate and find food. Check out this fascinating piece on Oilbirds from our friends at BirdNote.


Oilbirds in a cave in Peru; Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel