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It's hard to spot a spot-tailed nightjar

December 3, 2015

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Photo Credit: ©Giovanni Cardenas

The spot-tailed nightjar is a nocturnal insectivore. Although its beak appears small, it opens wide to capture insects. Our colleagues from WCS Colombia were able to get this photo of the bird, especially impressive when you consider the birds are known to remain perfectly camouflaged on the ground during the day.

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