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Taxonomy: Order Caprimulgiformes >> Family Caprimulgidae >> Genus Nyctidromus

Common Pauraque (Unique ID: 4956)
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Species: Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Location: Estero Llano Grande State Park, Texas, United States
Age: chick/nestling     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: multiple
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: May 1, 2011
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 14.1

Notes: Common Pauraque roost all day on the forest floor, relying on their excellent camouflage for protection. When I finally spotted this individual I was shocked to notice that she had two of her chicks with her. One is poking its head out on either side of her breast.


Common Pauraque

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Common Pauraque


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