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Red-necked Nightjar

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Photo by Richard Dunn
Photo by Richard Dunn
Photo by sdalyLocation: La Janda, Cadiz province, Andalucia, Spain
Photo by sdaly
Location: La Janda, Cadiz province, Andalucia, Spain
Caprimulgus ruficollis


[edit] Identification

32 cm. Lichen-grey, barred and streaked with buff, chestnut and black, barred under parts. Both sexes have white wing spots, tail sides and throat.

[edit] Distribution

Iberia and north Africa.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Open sandy heaths with trees or bushes.

[edit] Behaviour

It makes no nest; 2 elongated and elliptical eggs are placed upon the bare ground.

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