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Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

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Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae
Genus: Chordeiles
Species: minor

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Yale, Iowa
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Roswell, New Mexico
Bend, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Deer Park, Texas
High Island, Texas
Joshua, Texas

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Member Notes:

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Positive SnowlineRose On Apr 8, 2010, SnowlineRose from Bend, OR
(Zone 4b) wrote:

Nighthawks swoop over our pond snapping up bugs every evening during the summer months.

Positive rntx22 On Apr 18, 2013, rntx22 from Houston, TX
(Zone 9a) wrote:

You can see these guys in almost any brightly lit parking lot at night during the summer. They swoop around eating the insects that are attracted to the lights. They make a characteristic "peent" chirping sound and if you see one from below they have a big white bar across the middle of each wing.


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