A small, pale nightjar of the Sahel zone that barely extends its range into the southwestern-most Western Palearctic. Plumage is a beautiful golden with gray-tipped feathers. Bold white wing patches and tail corners visible in flight. Nocturnal. Day-roosts on the ground under bushes. Breeds in semi-desert with low shrubs and scattered trees. Song a repeated sequence of rapid disyllabic notes, "k-ku, k-ku, k-ku, k-ku…"