White-winged Potoo is a poorly known, patchily distributed species of Amazonia. It appears to favor shorter forests on nutrient poor soils particularly white-sand forest. It appears to have similar habitats to the other members of its genus, but is seldom seen with little documentation of its life history. The species is distinctive with a long and broad white wing patch. Though its type locality is in southeastern Brazil, it is most widespread in Amazonia.