Archive for 'Caprimulgidae'

Ladder-tailed nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca)

Here in the Peruvian Amazon I found many nightjars around an oxbow lake at Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), and this one was perched in plain sight quite far out on the lake. They are so well camouflaged, that only when you know the anatomy of trees and branches will you suspect a perched […]

Blackish Nightjar (Caprimulgus nigrescens)

Nightjars are naturally hard to see as they’re nocturnal, but you definitely hear them and if you use their sound you can often locate them with a flashlight. As Cristalilno Jungle Lodge has many buildings spread out, the many species of nightjars have excellent locations too roost during daytime, so take a close look when […]