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Recent Sighting:

Gregory S. Billingham saw a Common Nighthawk at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, MA Between the times of 7 and 720 pm, 3 Nighthawks were observed up a bit high heading west over the Upper Pool/Impoundment at GMNWR in Concord

Species Information

Common Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor

The Common Nighthawk varies in overall color from gray in birds of the northern Great Plains, to dark brown in the eastern race. Usually seen in flight, it has long pointed wings, a slightly forked tail, white underparts with dark barring, and a white bar across the primaries. The male is also marked with a white tail band and white throat, while the female lacks the ... Continue Reading

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