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Common Nighthawk
(Chordeiles minor)

Common Nighthawk

Length: 9 - 10"

Habitat: Open or semi-open habitats such as forest clearings, grasslands, farmland, burned-over areas, fields, and beaches.

Common Nighthawk
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
Also found in towns and cities. Click to enlarge
Diet: Many species of flying insects, including
mosquitoes, beetles, flying ants, moths, and grasshoppers.
Common Nighthawk ID TipsIdentification tips for the Common Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk's CallListen to the Common Nighthawk
  (Sound file provided by and copyrighted to, 2003)
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Common Nighthawk Breeding Map USGS  
Breeding Map               
Additional Information:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photos, description, sound, range, and conservation status.



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