Scissor-tailed nightjar

Scissor-tailed nightjar

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Credit: TONY CAMACHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Scissor-tailed nightjar (Hydropsalis torquata) resting on the ground. Nightjars are nocturnal or evening birds, usually found nesting on the ground. They feed mostly on large flying insects. This nightjar is found in grasslands and wetlands in South America. Photographed in Brazil, in the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland region.

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