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Freckled Nightjar

Caprimulgus tristigma

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Large, grayish nightjar. Both sexes show a small white mark in the outer wing. Male shows large white tail corners, while the female’s tail is plain. Found on rocky hills and outcrops, usually in savannah. Song is a loud, repeated “kow-chow.” Most similar to Eurasian Nightjar, but smaller, and lacks strong pale markings on the upperparts.

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