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Yucatan Nightjar

Antrostomus badius

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Fairly large dark nightjar of woodland, edge, and adjacent clearings in the Yucatan Peninsula. Hunts mainly from perches at forest edge, sometimes even on fence posts in rather open areas. Cryptic plumage similar to other nightjars, but face and throat not as plain as Yucatan Poorwill, and male has extensive flashy white in his tail; female has narrower, buffy-white tail corners. Multi-syllable song very different from Yucatan Poorwill and Pauraque, and suggests Chuck-Will’s-Widow of southeastern US.

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