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Spotted Nightjar

Eurostopodus argus

Family:

Eared Nightjars

Conservation status:

Least concern

Brain to Body Mass Ratio:

0.013

Date Taken:

Closest Suburb To Observation:

WINDORAH

Darkly known as suicide birds for their unfortunate habit of flying into car headlights, this is the drier country version of a Nightjar. This individual was photographed perhaps waiting in the dark for insectivorous prey on the road's edge on the road between Windorah and Birdsville.

Alternate Sightings

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