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Brown Nightjar

Caprimulgus binotatus

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A mottled reddish-brown forest nightjar with two distinctive white spots on either side of the throat. Perches on branches in the canopy and subcanopy, from which it can be seen hawking insects. Call is a repetitive “kwo” given from an above-ground perch or in flight. Does not usually respond to playback, and is sometimes imitated by drongos and parrots.

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