Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Caprimulgus
Family: Caprimulgidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
pectoralis
NOTES

A common resident. Grows to about 25 cm. Hunts insects from a branch at night and lies in the shade during the day. Eggs are laid on dead leaves and debris under trees. Call sounds like "Good Lord, deliver us\


AUTHORITY
Cuvier, 1817
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A brown bird
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Fiery necked nightjar
Nightjar
Afrikaanse naguil
Habitat
NOTES: Most often seen sitting in the roads at night. Frequently heard calling
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Hides in the bush during the day
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis



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