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Taxonomy: Order Caprimulgiformes >> Family Caprimulgidae >> Genus Chordeiles

Common Nighthawk (Unique ID: 1170)
Common Nighthawk
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Species: Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Location: ---, Ellis County, Kansas, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: David Seibel     Date: July 18, 2009
Equipment: Canon EOS 40D and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 10.1

Notes: This is an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image combining three original exposures bracketed by +/- 2 EV to capture the full range of light and dark values. Birds don't often hold still long enough to allow this technique! The shutter speed given here is the median value.


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