An adult that was found perched in broad day light. Several other Owlet- Nightjars were also heard calling at this time. A...

An adult that was found perched in broad day light. Several other Owlet- Nightjars were also heard calling at this time. A...
Species: Australian Owlet-nightjar   Aegotheles cristatus
Author: Twitcher
Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2011
Added to IBC: 17 Jan 2012 - 04:37
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...peculiar scenario considering that this species is nocturnal.

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Citation

Twitcher, IBC992904. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/992904.

Extended version
Twitcher, IBC992904. Photo of Australian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles cristatus at Monarto Conservation Park, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/992904.

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