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NightJar

unknown

Description:

A very small hawk of some sort.

Habitat:

Seems to prefer nesting on those hot rocks here in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

1 Species ID Suggestions

common nighthawk
Chordeiles minor COMMON NIGHTHAWK | The Texas Breeding Bird Atlas


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7 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

I believe you can safely put NightJar in place of Unknown!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

I'm no good at telling the nightjars apart, but pauraque's and poorwills are much more common in south TX. I've never heard or seen nighthawks in south TX, though it is at the very extent of their breeding range.

I agree with Nightjar. Certainly not a Hawk, nor a Nighthawk whose wingtips would be well beyong the tail when resting like this, and has clearly visible white patches on the wings and throat.

Yes, a nightjar.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

This is not a hawk, it is in the nightjar family. Also, please refrain from putting anything in the scientific name field other than a scientific name, thanks!

Nishant
Nishant 6 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

Charlie Long
Spotted by
Charlie Long

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 23, 2015
Submitted on Jun 23, 2015

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