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Sykes's Nightjar

Caprimulgus mahrattensis

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A small, pale gray nightjar with a short tail. Note the fine black barring on the tail, small black spots on the upperparts, weak rust-colored collar, and relatively faint rust-colored spots on the wings. In flight, note the white patch extending across the first three flight feathers and the white edges to the tail. Nocturnal. Inhabits dry and arid scrub and grasslands.

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