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Blackish nightjar (Nyctipolus nigrescens) PNYC - El Paujil, Pasco, Peru. Aug 28, 2020 Blackish nightjar,Geotagged,Nyctipolus nigrescens,Peru,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Blackish nightjar (Nyctipolus nigrescens)

PNYC - El Paujil, Pasco, Peru. Aug 28, 2020

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  1. I've had rubbish luck with nightjars in Peru (including a blown opportunity just a few days ago), and this remains the only species I've seen here since January. At least, it's a cool species, quite rare in the area and not yet reported from the National Park, and it gave great views. Posted 9 months ago
  2. Nice! Was it small? Posted 9 months ago
    1. A bit on the smallish side for a nightjar, I would say. Something like a dove, but much more slender. Posted 9 months ago
  3. omg, what a cool nightjar. They are some of my favorite birds, and have never seen one with such deep contrast. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks. Look up the nacunda nighthawk then! Posted 9 months ago
      1. omg what a wonderful and proud looking bird, like a hen :)
        And gotta love the dutch name: Nacundanachtzwaluw.
        Posted 9 months ago
        1. Haha indeed! Posted 9 months ago
  4. I still like the German name for Nightjars: Ziegenmelker (goat milker) due to the old folk belief that they fed on the milk of goats during the night. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Yes, it's the same in Spanish! I do wonder where such a strange belief originated... Posted 9 months ago
  5. Fantastic! I love nightjars and this is a really cool shot! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 9 months ago
  6. LOVE this! Great shot and species! Posted 9 months ago

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The blackish nightjar is a species of bird in the family Caprimulgidae. This relatively small dark nightjar is found in the Guianas and the Amazon. It is rare or even absent in the western part, but is among the commonest nightjars in the eastern Amazon and the Guianas.

Similar species: Nightjars And Frogmouths
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Sep 20, 2020. Captured Aug 28, 2020 11:18 in Palcazu, 19320, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 560mm