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by elbert on 06/02/08 02:36 PM

i took this yesterday
Bubba gets credit for this one.
When its this well hidden a bird dog birder buddy pays off.
You can see me in its eye.

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#282412 - 06/02/08 02:41 PM Re: Pauraque [Re: elbert]  
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Nighthawk is another name but its Nyctidromus albicollis
can be seen flying at dusk ,looks like a bat but has white bars on wings.sleeps on the ground during the day


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#282413 - 06/02/08 02:43 PM Re: Pauraque [Re: elbert]  
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Looks like a whippoorwill!!


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#282422 - 06/02/08 04:07 PM Re: Pauraque [Re: KC Jayhawk]  
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thx for pointing out the eye reflection. that's COOL!!!

#282425 - 06/02/08 05:04 PM Re: Pauraque [Re: sweetjane]  
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WOW! It looks like he has wiskers.


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#282682 - 06/04/08 08:35 AM Re: Pauraque [Re: KC Jayhawk]  
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whippoorwill is also a night jar (close cousins)


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#282683 - 06/04/08 08:37 AM Re: Pauraque [Re: azbob]  
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The whiskers make a funnel that sends mosquitoes into its mouth as it flies, the kinda bird you could get to like :-)

#282694 - 06/04/08 10:22 AM Re: Pauraque [Re: elbert]  
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I like, I like. Mosquitoe abatemant specialist!


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#283241 - 06/06/08 07:48 PM Re: Pauraque [Re: elbert]  
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Originally Posted by elbert
whippoorwill is also a night jar (close cousins)


We called 'em Bob Whites in SW MO.





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