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Nightjar -Caprimulgus europaeus
This nocturnal bird can be seen hawking for food at dusk & dawn. Most numerous in southern England, with good numbers found in the New Forest, Dorset, Surrey heathlands & Thetford forest in Suffolk. Also found in parts of Wales, northern England, and south west Scotland.
Medium sized bird with long wings & tail thats heavily mottled and barred in browns, buff and greys creating excellent camouflage.The male has white patches on the wing and tail.
As male but without the white wing & tail patches.
25 - 28cms
black, short & thin
heaths, forests & woods
takes off & lands on vegetation or the ground
2; white, spotting light brown
16 - 18 days
2; May - July
|UK breeding pairs||