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There are 2 color morphs, a gray and a rufous type.
 Similar Species
The most distinguishing characteristic to determine its identity from its closest relative the Common Nighthawk are the contrasting pale tertials near the back of the wings of a sitting bird. See references below for a discussion of the differences between the two.
Antillean Nighthawk is known from the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas and Southern Florida, especially the Keys and Tortuga. However, recently they have been demonstrated to breed in e.g., Guadeloupe of the Lesser Antilles. The Antillean Nighthawk migrates out of its breeding range after raising its young. It still remains unknown where the birds spend the winter (South America is assumed to be the place).
The Antillean Nighthawk was until recently thought to be the same species as Common nighthawk.
Mainly belong in open country. Seashore with sparse vegetation and airfields. Wetlands
They hawk for flying insects
They lay two eggs on the ground. Incubation (by the female) takes around 20 days and fledging another 20.
Call: a short pik-adik usually heard overhead. (The Common Nighthawk makes a similar call, but it is not as consistent.)
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