The only nightjar in the mountains of New Guinea. White chevron in the throat but lacks any white patches in the wing or tail. Forages in flight over forest gaps and heathland or does sallies from a perch. Similar to the lowland Papuan Nightjar but does not co-occur. Call, a short single note, followed by 2 churring notes, the second downslured, “whip! wirrr-weerrr”.