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Bahia, Brazil
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Caprimulgiformes > Caprimulgidae

Ocellated Poorwill

Nyctiphrynus ocellatus

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Identification

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Dark brown nightjar of humid forests. Smooth reddish brown overall with small black spots, a clean white throat band, and white tail corners. In flight, appears dark brown overall with white tail corners but no white wing patches. Look for it in mature rainforest, with or without dense understory. Song is a single quavering, reverberating note, “PEEur,” like plucking a taut string.

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