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Common Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor

Common Nighthawk
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 10 in. (24 cm)
Most conspicuous at dusk when it hawks high over head for flying insects, this nighthawk occurs in open areas, such as fields, savannas and commonly city centers. The nest is a scrape in the soil surface, and occasionally on a flat, textured roof top. The Common Nighthawk winters in South America. The four-digit banding code is CONI.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Shrubs
Shrubs

Savanna
Savanna

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