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Large-tailed Nightjar

Caprimulgus macrurus


Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal or crepuscular birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills. They are sometimes referred to as goatsuckers from the mistaken belief that they suck milk from goats (the Latin for goatsucker is Caprimulgus). Some New World species are named as nighthawks. Nightjars usually nest on the ground.


These are in RED CONSERVATION STATUS now. Taken at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore,2008. It's a well-camouflaged bird in the day that lies among the dead leaves to rest. Thanks to my friend Jerry that suddenly saw this bird when we walked along the mangrove-walk.

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Drew b
Drew b 9 years ago

Awesome picture

Andhi Priatmoko
Andhi Priatmoko 10 years ago

thanks, PratyushShukla & StianWaaler

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Great picture!

PratyushShukla 10 years ago


Andhi Priatmoko
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Andhi Priatmoko

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Jan 20, 2008
Submitted on Dec 24, 2011


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