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Old Monday 28th August 2006, 13:38   #1
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Nightjars in Yucatan (Mexico)

Hello,

Every evening dozen of nightjars were flying above the village of Celestun in Yucatan.
The light-conditions were very bad but I manage to get some photo's.
What kind of species of Nightjars did I photografe.
Personally I think Lesser Nighthawk. But maybe it is Pauraque or an other species.

Thanks for your help.

Lennaert Steen from the Netherlands
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Old Monday 28th August 2006, 15:03   #2
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to me they look like lesser nighthawk.
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Old Monday 28th August 2006, 16:55   #3
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to me they look like lesser nighthawk.
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And a third. Celestun is certainly a great place for birding.
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Agreed. Only nighthawks would be flying around high like that. You can tell its a Lesser Nighthawk because the white patch is nearer to the tip of the wing than it is to the 'elbow' of the wing. A common nighthawk would have the white patch about half way between the two.

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Old Monday 28th August 2006, 21:20   #6
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Thanks everybody.
That's a new lifer for me.
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