Australian Owlet-nightjar

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Australian Owlet-nightjar

A widespread species but not easy to find so we were fortunate to see this bird peering down at us with sufficient light on it for a photograph. I have seen several birds of this family but have never seen a whole bird – usually just a pair of eyes staring from a dead tree stump.

Country: Australia
Location: near Deniliquin, NSW
Family: Owlet-nightjars (Aegothelidae)
Species: Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus)
Date taken: 12/11/2013