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Lesser Nighthawk – Reflections of the Pure World

@ SPI – Conference Heart, TX

Birds & Birding in Costa Rica: (Species Weblog #21) – Costa Rica’s nationwide motto and tourism slogan, “La Pura Vida” loosely interprets to Dwell Life or Get pleasure from Life. With over 900 chicken species recorded right here, there’s definitely tons to get pleasure from! Be a part of with me as I information you thru the scenic wonderland that’s Costa Rica. From the slow-moving waters of the Coastal Mangrove Wetlands to the heights of the Talamanca Páramo, over 300 species of birds might be featured on this weblog sequence. **A few of this Weblog Collection photographs (all taken by me) could have been taken in different close by nations.

A Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Put up Collection by Jim Acquire


The Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) is a nightjar discovered all through a big a part of the Americas. Adults exhibit darkish grey to brownish-gray plumage with mottling in black, grayish white, or buff on the upperparts and breast. Their lengthy upperwings are black and show a white bar throughout flight. In Central America, this species is current as a resident breeder, inhabiting numerous habitats similar to open woodlands, savannas, and grasslands. It may be difficult to differentiate from the same Widespread Nighthawk, however key discipline marks embody the form of the wing suggestions (pointy in Widespread, much less pointy in Lesser) and the position of the white wing band.

Lesser Nighthawk Distribution Map (from eBird)

One of the vital anticipated nightjars in Costa Rica, the Lesser Nighthawk may be noticed from the Central US south to Northern South America. We noticed them on the Tárcoles River Mouth, however they might be discovered all through the mid-elevation to low elevation forests. I’ve noticed them within the US, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

@ the South Padre Island Valley Land Fund lot on Sheepshead Rd, TX
@ Merced NWR, Merced County, CA, USA
@ New River waterway, Belize

View the three most up-to-date Birds & Birding in Costa Rica sequence weblog posts beneath.

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