Standardwing Nightjar male in display

Standardwing Nightjar male in display
Species: Standard-winged Nightjar   Caprimulgus longipennis
Author: Phil Gregory
Monday, April 1, 2019
Added to IBC: 9 Apr 2019 - 11:57
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Altitude (m): 
407 meters


Taken at the laterite pans in Mole NP with my ancient Sony Handycam, which coped amazingly well with the low light levels. It was lucky I was able to track it though. The twittering sound is the bird calling, ignore the loud American voice at the start!


Phil Gregory, IBC1576899. Accessible at

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Phil Gregory, IBC1576899. Video of Standard-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus longipennis at Mole National Park, Ghana. Accessible at

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