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european nightjar

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: European nightjars (Caprimulgus europaeus) can be observed mainly in trees at night in a woodland and savannah type habitat, including mopane and acacia trees, watercourses, gardens and plantations. They occasionally roost on the ground but usually in trees, perching sideways on a branch.

Distribution: Scattered populations in northern Namibia including Etosha National Park, Caprivi and Windhoek.

Diet: Beetles and other flying insects. Hunts on the ground as well for insects usually attracted to dung.

Description: Similar to rufous-cheeked nightjar. Usually silent.

Breeding: European nightjars are extralimital and therefore non-breeders in Namibia.

Size: 27cm. Weight: 67g

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