Male Nightjar

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Colouring Mottled grey-brown body, white cheek and wingtips
Voice Deep and nasal
Feeds on Insects, mainly moths
Flight Light, deep wingbeats
Nesting Ground
Social Solitary
Male Nightjar
Male Nightjar
Also Known As ..
Eurasian Nightjar
European Nightjar
Page Last Updated 5/2/2018 7:56:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Declining
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Caprimulgidae
Species Caprimulgus europaeus
Category Nightjars
StdName European Nightjar
Vital Statistics
Length 26 to 28 cms
Weight 75 to 100 gms
Wingspan 54 to 60 cms
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Long
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Nightjar (Species=Caprimulgus europaeus / Standard Name=European Nightjar)