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Male and Female
Photo; by Aliks
Podor, Senegal, November 2023
Caprimulgus eximius

Identification

Photo; by Aliks
Podor, Senegal, November 2023

23–25 cm
Sexes similar

Distribution

Africa
Northern Africa: only known in Morocco
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Chad
Eastern Africa: found only in Sudan

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. e. implicior:
  • C. e. eximius:

Habitat

Arid areas with some grass and shrubs.

Behaviour

Diet

Crepuscular. They often hawk over water for moths and also take other insects, grasshoppers beetles etc.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)

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