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BirdPix:   2040
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2431BA
Observer:   Groom Bryan
Date of record:   2013-03-22
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   This specimen was a fresh roadkill collected on the approach to the bridge over the Olifants River.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   376
Species name:   Caprimulgus fossii
Common name:   Square-tailed (Mozambique) Nightjar -- Laeveldnaguil
Family:   Caprimulgidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Fiery-necked Nightjar
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 2040 - photo: 1
VM-number: 2040 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Cameron Meyer
Comment:   Very prominent white wing spots, quite far proximal to the emargination, scapular markings consistent with the ID as well. Some tail feathers are missing but the long white outside edge is visible from below (2nd pic).
Date:   2017-05-11 15:18:00
Species name:   Caprimulgus fossii -- Square-tailed (Mozambique) Nightjar; Laeveldnaguil
Species code:   376

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