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The Mountain Outlet Nightjar is a fuzzy little noctornal bird. S/he lives in these places: Siyoubrig, Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop Peninsula, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea.
Picture from Josep del Hoyo. 

The Mountain Outlet Nightjar is a fuzzy little noctornal bird. S/he lives in these places: Siyoubrig, Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop Peninsula, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea.

Picture from Josep del Hoyo

(Source: fat-birds.com)

Common nighthawk by rbowmanfl on Flickr.
via Flickr: This is a nesting female common nighthawk giving a broken wing display to distract a potential predator (me) from her nest. Nighthawks do not build nests but lay their eggs in shallow depressions in the sand. They are extremely cryptic and usually do not leave their nests, but in this case I almost stepped on it. The female flew and then pretended she had a broken wing and slowly led me away from the nest

Common nighthawk by rbowmanfl on Flickr.

via Flickr: This is a nesting female common nighthawk giving a broken wing display to distract a potential predator (me) from her nest. Nighthawks do not build nests but lay their eggs in shallow depressions in the sand. They are extremely cryptic and usually do not leave their nests, but in this case I almost stepped on it. The female flew and then pretended she had a broken wing and slowly led me away from the nest

Torrence Barrens Common Nighthawks (Goatsucker) by Christopher Brian’s Photography on Flickr.
Yes, they are also known as goatsuckers, for the mistaken belief that they suck the milk from goats.

Torrence Barrens Common Nighthawks (Goatsucker) by Christopher Brian’s Photography on Flickr.

Yes, they are also known as goatsuckers, for the mistaken belief that they suck the milk from goats.

Sleeping Nighthawk by Badgerdx on Flickr.
It’s been a while since I posted one of these weird little cuties!

Sleeping Nighthawk by Badgerdx on Flickr.

It’s been a while since I posted one of these weird little cuties!

Long-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus climacurus by f_snarfel on Flickr.
That’s it for the nightjar spam :D

Long-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus climacurus by f_snarfel on Flickr.

That’s it for the nightjar spam :D

Nightjar by ehmatias on Flickr.
As cute as their eyes are, they are also a bit uncanny…

Nightjar by ehmatias on Flickr.

As cute as their eyes are, they are also a bit uncanny…