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Spotted Nightjar

(Eurostopodus argus)
Aboriginal name(s): "kalka", "kwoynkordong" (WA)
Size: 25-28 cm
Weight: 75-130 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Spotted Nightjar at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Near-dorsal view of a Spotted Nightjar in flight
[Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary, near Cunnamulla, QLD, June 2019]


Spotted Nightjars usually do not perch on shrubs or trees; they are either found on the ground or in the air.

The type of habitat in which we have found Spotted Nightars
[Pilliga scrub, NSW, November 2018]


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

spnight_20181127.m4a (NW NSW) Contact calls © MD
spnight_20181113.m4a (NW NSW) Contact calls © MD

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