Hawk Like

Lesser Nighthawk

Chordeiles acutipennis
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Length: 9 in. (23 cm )
Usually seen \hawking\ for flying insects low over open desert and dry fields in small groups, this nighthawk is most active in the early morning and late afternoon. Regularly found in and over populated areas and cities in the southwest, it often spends the day perched on the branches of riparian trees. The nest is placed on bare sand or gravel on the ground or occasionally on a flat roof.

The four-digit banding code is LENI.


Agricultural

Desert

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

  • Article: Lesser 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: September 19, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/lesser-nighthawk

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Lesser Nighthawk. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 19, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/lesser-nighthawk

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

Chicago Manual of Style

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

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Dr. Biology. "Lesser Nighthawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/lesser-nighthawk

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