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Australian Owlet-nightjar taken at wine dam in Hardys Scrub at Blewwit Springs South Australia Aegotheles cristatus,Australia,Australian Owlet-nightjar,Fall,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Australian Owlet-nightjar

taken at wine dam in Hardys Scrub at Blewwit Springs South Australia

    comments (4)

  1. Fantastic, the strangest creature! Posted 2 years ago
    1. yes sure is and even stranger to see one in the day Posted 2 years ago
  2. Great shot! Looks like this was taken in day light? Posted 2 years ago
    1. yes he was either up really late or really early ...was high noon not his time slot at all but a real joy for me... Posted 2 years ago

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The Australian Owlet-nightjar is a nocturnal bird found in open woodland across Australia and in southern New Guinea. It is colloquially known as "Moth Owl". It is the most common of the owlet-nightjars, and the best known of this secretive family. It is the most common nocturnal bird in Australia, and despite suffering from predation and competition by introduced species it is not considered threatened.

Similar species: Nightjars And Frogmouths
Species identified by Jef braund
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By Jef braund

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Uploaded Mar 25, 2017. Captured Mar 23, 2017 21:47 in Wine Dam Track, Blewitt Springs SA 5171, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm