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Common Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor
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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.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Common Nighthawk
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: October 3, 2023
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/common-nighthawk

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Common Nighthawk. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved October 3, 2023 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/common-nighthawk

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Common Nighthawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/common-nighthawk

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Common Nighthawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 3 Oct 2023. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/common-nighthawk

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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