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Caprimulgus vexillarius

Identification

Distribution

Nigeria to northern South Africa.

Taxonomy

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

Habitat

Plateau woodlands.

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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