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BirdPix:   12398
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2732BB
Observer:   Tippett Ryan Matthew
Date of record:   2013-11-01
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   Immature/Juvenile
Last updated:   2022-03-02 11:04:00
Sp. code:   376
Species name:   Caprimulgus fossii
Common name:   Square-tailed (Mozambique) Nightjar -- Laeveldnaguil
Family:   Caprimulgidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Square-tailed Nightjar
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 12398 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Difficult to confirm without additional information (even for a juvenile), e.g. description of wing and tail pattern or even the call. For the area, most likely a Square-tailed Nightjar
Date:   2017-10-22 17:58:40
Species name:   FAMILY Caprimulgidae -- Nightjar (unidentified)
Species code:   14204
Comment number:   2
By:   Ryan Matthew Tippett
Comment:   It was seen with an adult, which judging by its attentive behaviour was likely one of the parents.
Date:   2022-03-02 11:04:00
Species name:   Caprimulgus fossii -- Square-tailed (Mozambique) Nightjar; Laeveldnaguil
Species code:   376

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