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Common Pauraque

Nyctidromus albicollis

Description:

It was quit difficult to see this bird even with the help of a professional birder! Roosting in the dense thicket it blended so well into the brush.

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16 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello Flowerpatch. Each spotting can be entered in up to 5 relevant missions. :-)

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 8 years ago

I love nightjars! Awesome spotting! In the tropics when I've found these, they often fly away before you can get near enough to get a good photo... so kudos on the fantastic capture!

Flowerpatch
Flowerpatch 8 years ago

Thanks for the recommendation S Frazier. I switched the mission to Mimetic Animals of the World.

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

Wow! In the thumbnail it totally looks like a snake! Incredible spotting.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Your spotting is perfect for this mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8015...

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

Spectacular spotting.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Wonderful!!♡

Amazing !

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

They can't change to look like one but some birds patterns my resemble a snake pattern

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

I deleted the message cause I didn't see the got the ID.

Flowerpatch
Flowerpatch 8 years ago

I heard they are camouflaged to look similar to a rattlesnake!

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

A Pauraque is a nightjar, Jellis.

Flowerpatch
Flowerpatch 8 years ago

Thanks EnvUnlimited.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

This is my similar spotting. I had already walked by him several times, someone had to point him out to me! It was the eyes that did it for me too, if they would have been closed he would have been invisible! https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/19...

Flowerpatch
Flowerpatch 8 years ago

Thanks Ashley. I was staring at it for 5 minutes before I could see it! It opened it's eye and the shape of the eye was the clue my guide gave me so I could find it.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Great find! I've always wanted to find one of these during the day.

Flowerpatch
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Flowerpatch

Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2013
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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