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Rufous and Grey, though the grey form has some rufous tinging. Otherwise similar to the male.
In the past, New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar has been included in Australian Owlet-Nightjar.
Two subspecies are recognized:
Woodland, open valleys, wetlands and areas of degraded agricultural land.
They nest in hollow tree or fencepost. They raise one brood per season. Both sexes construct the nest, incubate the eggs and care for the chicks.
The diet includes insects.
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