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Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths and Relatives


common nightjar

Common Nightjar

 

The nightjars and their relatives: potoos, frogmouths, oilbirds and owlet-nightjars make up a funny looking group of semi-owl-looking medium size birds. They are a mostly nocturnal group so they all have big eyes. They are somewhat spread out geographically living in Southeast Asia, Australia, as well as Central and South America.

 

 

nightjar owlet

Nightjar Owlet

 

two oilbirds

Oilbirds

 

oilbird two eggs

 

 

 

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