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

Common Poorwill (Unique ID: 688)
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Species: Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)
Location: Konza Prairie, Kansas, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: September 4, 2006
Equipment: Canon EOS 30D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 8.2

Notes: Night after night I heard the voice of this species coming from the forest. Once or twice I picked up the eye shine of a Common Poorwill with a flashlight, but it would quickly flush and my glimpse was always brief. Then one night it all fell together and a cooperative poorwill posed for a few photographs. They are such a beautifully patterned bird!


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