Order: Caprimulgiformes - Family: Caprimulgidae Status: Occasional. Habitat: Grasslands and open areas
All records since January 2014
|8-2015 © Victoria Mansilla
Brown overall. White throat and buff semicollar. Outer tail feathers with white tips in males. Females lack them.
In flight white underparts (not visible when sitting). Underwing coverts and bar on primaries, white.
|2-2014 © J. Simón Tagtachian|
19-9-18 © Julián Hernández
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"A nacunda nighthawk (Chordeiles - Podager- nacunda) taking off from a vegetation mat in Coypu Pond. It flew off when two caracaras (Caracara plancus) landed on the same mat searching for food. The Southern lapwings (Vanellus chilensis) moving around began to scream, chase the raptors causing a hell of a mess among all the species. Ducks also took off and so did birds (of different species) as quick as possible and in any direction. The nacunda flew in big and high circles, then round the pond flying low, near the water. The Reserve was closed on that day, though walking along the sidewalk (always carefully) gave us this pleasant surprise. Time: 5:30 pm, sunny day with scattered clouds and hot". Julián Hernández
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