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BirdPix:   533
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2231AC
Observer:   Kennedy David; Photos by Dave
Date of record:   2012-01-06
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   Need some help here, please - possibly European Nightjar, but not at all sure. Thank you.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   14204
Species name:   FAMILY Caprimulgidae
Common name:   Nightjar (unidentified)
Family:   Caprimulgidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Nightjar - species uncertain
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 533 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:   Never sure of nightjars without seeing wing and tail patterns, but I think this is a Square-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus fossii)
Date:   2014-07-22 07:41:06
Species name:  
Species code:   0
Comment number:   2
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Grey colour points towards both European Nightjar and Rufous-cheeked Nightjar. Neck appears to be grey, so could well be European nightjar. Difficult to confirm without description of wing and tail pattern
Date:   2017-10-22 17:26:38
Species name:   FAMILY Caprimulgidae -- Nightjar (unidentified)
Species code:   14204

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