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Tambo Blanquillo - Stay in a family owned Manu Lodge and discover The Wonders of the Peruvian Jungle
Av. Nicolás de Piérola 265
Barranco, Lima 04 – Perú
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FAMILY BIRDS

Caprimulgidae

The nightjars, most active at dawn, dusk and nighttime hunting for flying insects. Known for their loud cries. Usually well concealed and camouflaged on branches.

 


Sand-coloured Nighthawk

Chordeiles rupestris

Sand coloured Nighthawk

Sand coloured Nighthawk

Appearance:

  • Medium-sized with long pointed wings and very short bills.
  • They have short legs and small feet, of little use for walking.
  • Their soft plumage is coloured to resemble bark or leaves. They blend perfectly into their habitat.
  • Underwings are white and the outer wing feathers are dark or blackish.

Behaviour:

  • Nightjars are mostly nocturnal but the Sand-coloured Nighthawk is often active during the day.
  • Often seen in large flocks.
  • They perch along sand or gravel bars, beaches or on driftwood, or along stretches of river.

Voice:

  • Loud calls are made at dusk or when out foraging in flocks.

Where & how to spot in Manu:

  • Their sand-coloured, mottled plumage keeps them well camouflaged.
  • Perching along branches rather than across them, makes them hard to spot.
  • But they can be seen feeding at rivers or near oxbow lakes.

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