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Common Nighthawk
(Chordeiles minor)

   
        
Common Nighthawk
Information

                                     
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
 
 
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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