Pennant-Winged Nightjar

02nd November 2012
Nightjars are a group of birds which feed on insects during the hours of darkness. In the Luangwa, we have several species most of which are mottled brown to provide camouflage during the day. Male Pennant-winged Nightjars grow extra long primary feathers during their breeding season as a way of attracting a mate. I have yet to catch an image of one of these ghostly kite-like birds in flight, but I found one sitting on the road the other night.

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Photo comment By Zu Macdermot: With my aunt Jo Pope, looking for pennant winged nightjar images on the internet and found your website. She says she knows you...and says hi. Zu
Photo comment By Edward: Hi Zu (and Jo), Sorry that it's not in flight, but that is a bit more tricky! Ed

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