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

Common Nighthawk (Unique ID: 498)
Common Nighthawk
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Species: Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Location: ---, Saline County, Kansas, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: ---     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: silhouette     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: May 26, 2005
Equipment: Canon EOS 20D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 8.2

Notes: As I composed this photograph, the sun was quickly sinking in the west. Minutes later, this nighthawk took to the sky with a loud "peeeent" and a great search for insects had begun.


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