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Choco Poorwill

Nyctiphrynus rosenbergi

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Dark brown night bird of humid forest in lowlands and foothills. Choco refers to its geographical range in western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador. White spots on wings are usually only seen when perched. In flight, wings typically show no markings at all, unlike other nightjars in the region. Tail is narrowly tipped white. Inhabits rainforest interior and is heard far more often than seen. Song is a rising series of three or four burry whistles; when there are only three, it can be transcribed as “can’t see ME!”

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