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Pennant-winged Nightjar

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Photo by safarirangerLocation: Pafuri, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Caprimulgus vexillarius


[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

Nigeria to northern South Africa.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in the genus Macrodipteryx.

[edit] Habitat

Plateau woodlands.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet includes a variety of insects although scarab beetles are favoured.

The nest is made on bare ground, sometimes among leaf litter. Egg-laying coincides with full moon.

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