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European Nightjar

(Caprimulgus europaeus)
Alternate name(s): "Eurasian Nightjar", "Nightjar*"
Size: 24-28 cm; wing span 52-59 cm
Weight: 50-100 g (male), 65-95 g (female)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See European Nightjar at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "meridionalis"

ADULT

MALE

Lateral view of a male European Nightjar; note the characteristic white wing spots (photo courtesy of I. Medenica)
[Near Lake Bor, eastern Serbia, May 2016]

Food, Diet

European Nightjars are insect hunters.

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