Friday, April 5, 2013

Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis)

Introduction: Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal bird with long wings, short legs and very short bills. They are mostly active in the late evening and early morning or at night (sometimes we can see it active in the day too) and feed predominantly on moths, mosquitoes and other large flying insects. Their soft plumage is cryptically coloured to resemble bark or leaves. During the day they will be difficult to see, because the color is similar to the habitat.

In Jakarta there's only two species of Nightjars. Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis) and Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus). Large-tailed Nightjar is larger than Savanna Nightjar, but they're more uncommon. Savanna is the most common nocturnal bird in Jakarta. In the night, often we just heard its call "chew-eep...chew-eep" but can't see that bird.

Let me show you some photos of Savanna Nightjar:

Part 1. Variation plumage of Savanna Nightjar

Part 2. Where they resting?

Part 3. Photo were taken during the day
Roosting Site


Resting (with eye open)

Hope you like it!

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