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Eurasian nightjar

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Eurasian nightjar

Are there any Eurasian nightjars/ Caprimulgus europeus at Nkorho Puzzled: ...I think I hear them at nights...or it's a different species.....

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"Ranger Piet" wrote:
The European Nightjar as per Robert's VII used to be known as the Eurasian Nightjar in Robert's VI. (Caprimulgus europaeus). The sound is somewhat similar to that of the Square-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus fossii). They are two different variations on the prrr-rrrr theme Laughing out loud

(With thanks to my 6 kg Robert's book .... Eye-wink )

Thanks Ranger Piet...and thanks to your 6 Kg book too Smiling
I'm totally lost with all those names...

Are there any other birds with a Prrrrrrrrrrrrr- like sound, except of those two birds, that it is possible to hear at nights Puzzled: ...If those frogs ...stop their noisy coaxes :roll:

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The European Nightjar as per Robert's VII used to be known as the Eurasian Nightjar in Robert's VI. (Caprimulgus europaeus). The sound is somewhat similar to that of the Square-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus fossii). They are two different variations on the prrr-rrrr theme Laughing out loud

(With thanks to my 6 kg Robert's book .... Eye-wink )

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I havent heard the Square tailed but I know very well Eurasian...It breeds somewhere around our summer house...near the sea....and every but every evening ...it sits on the big pine at our yard gate...and its prrrrrrrrrr sound makes all mad...except of me of course... Smiling It's a very loud sound...sometimes it lasts all the night

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"Fani" wrote:
I have just heard the sound of Mozambique nightjar from a cd ...........monotonus prrrrrrrrrr

That sound right for the Mozam... oops... Square-tailed nightjar but I have never, knowingly, heard the eurasian.

Maybe Ranger Pete, or Landi have?

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I have just heard the sound of Mozambique nightjar from a cd...If there isn't any wrong at that cd...The sound is the same with Eurasian nightjar...At least I cant find any difference between them...The same monotonus prrrrrrrrrr

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To add to the name confusion, the Mozambique Nightjarhas been renamed Square-tailed Nightjar since Robert's VII was published Puzzled :shock: Puzzled

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The nightjars that most commonly occur in the Sabi Sands are:

European
Fierynecked
Mozambiquan

I have heard both the Fierynecked and the Mozambiquan but not the European as yet.

What did the call sound like?

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