Red-necked nightjar

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The Red-necked nightjar – Caprimulgus ruficollis – is a large nightjar of Type – crepuscular, Family Caprimulgidae and Order Caprimulgiformes. It is a summer breeder to the Iberian peninsular and the northern Maghreb states and winters in West Africa. In the AWB Region, as noted above it is a breeding summer migrant to the northern coastal areas of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia and it winters in SW Western Sahara, S Mauritania and S Mali.

Type - crepuscular - 
Summer Habitat - open sandy heaths with scattered bushes and trees, 
Winter Habitat - Sahel type semi desert with scattered trees, 

Order:	Caprimulgiformes
Family:	Caprimulgidae
Genus:	Caprimulgus

Species:	Caprimulgus ruficollis
Red-necked nightjar - Species - ebird.org
Red-necked nightjar - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Red-necked nightjar - Species - birdinginportugal.com
Red-necked nightjar - Birdfacts - bto.org
Red-necked nightjar - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Red-necked nightjar - Images - google.com
Red-necked nightjar - Video - youtube.com
Red-necked nightjar - Datazone - birdlife.org
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