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Chuck-will's-widow
Another funny looking bird with a funny name, like its cousin the whip-poor-will. Night jars are strange looking creatures and wonderfully camouflaged...when they're on the ground or against a tree trunk. This one didn't seem to grasp the concept of camouflage, sitting up on a green leafy branch against the sky where he stood out a bit
Habitat
Forest
Location
Delray Beach, Florida
Date taken
February 10, 2019
Scientific name
Antrostomus carolinensis
Equipment used
Sony A6300, Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
312mm, F5.6, 1/500 shutter, 5000 ISO
He obviously wanted his portrait taken! Wonderful detail.
 
Great pic of a species I've never seen before. Is his eye that slit and can it blink? TFS!
The eyes are usually more slit like this during the day - they either nap with eyes closed, or open just a slit to make sure all is safe...but the eyes can open up fully and much larger...I think they'd likely only do this at night though, as they're nocturnal birds with great night vision much like owls. I've never seen the eye open any more than a small almond shaped slit.
 
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They're wonderful looking birds Justin!!!

That's a fantastic spot and picture too lad - very well done.
 

Media information

Category
North America
Added by
Zackiedawg
Date added
View count
75
Comment count
4

Image metadata

Device
SONY ILCE-6300
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
312.0 mm
Exposure time
1/500
ISO
5000
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
168815108.WDiqY19N.WkoGreenCy10feb191330.jpg
File size
310.8 KB
Date taken
Sun, 10 February 2019 5:23 PM
Dimensions
825px x 1100px

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