They are all solitary birds, hunting most actively at dusk and dawn. De Hoop Nature Reserve. Xeno-canto follows the IOC taxonomy. Clucking and kwoop-kwoop duet of pair followed by standard “Good lord deliver us” call. This bird is a Nightjar. The eggs are incubated by the female during the day and by the male at night. They also eat beetles, spiders and various other insects.

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Fiery-necked Nightjar (Caprimulgus pectoralis) :: xeno-canto

More Sabi Sabi Wild Facts. Birds calling from stand of Bluegum trees.

It is replaced in the tropics by a near relative, the black-shouldered nightjar. Its distinctive and frequently uttered call is rendered as ‘good-lord-deliver-us’.

fiery-necked nightjar call

Nightjars ngihtjar very agile in flight, able to hunt and catch aerial insects such as moths in those huge mouths. The various species are very difficult to identify, as they are all medium sized birds with ffiery-necked camouflage type colouring and patterning which resembles bark and leaves. Heard calling in mixed miombo woodland and savannah grassland bird-seen: Nightjars are a species of nocturnal or crepuscular birds which are found in most countries of the world except in the Arctic or Antarctic.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot All stub articles. All nightjars have small beaks, very large gapes and modified feathers in the form of sensitive caol, which assist them in scooping up insects and channelling them into their mouths when in flight.

fiery-necked nightjar call

Kasane, Chobe, North West. A nightjar heard calling from a tree in a suburban garden in early spring. Total recording duration Like other nocturnal birds, nightjars have exceptionally large eyes containing a high concentration of light sensitive fiery-neced which assist them with hunting in low light conditions. Views Read Edit View history.

Sabi Sabi Wild Facts: The Nightjar

It ranges from coastal Kenya southwards to the southern regions of Tanzaniathe D. Nightjars can be found throughout Africa, south of the Sahara in grasslands, forests, woodlands, wetlands or bushveld. De Hoop Nature Reserve. Birds seen in trees along the road in response to call up. Bird calling from a fence. The nivhtjar are incubated by the female during the day and by the male at night.

Wild Facts Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve | The nightjar

Bird heard calling in a suburban garden about 10 m from my bedroom window. The grey scapulars are marked with two clear rows of angular fieryn-ecked spots. The fiery-necked nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidaewhich fiery-necker in Africa south of the equator. Southwell district, upper Kariega River, Eastern Cape. These low calls were occasionally given in between song bouts.


Singing late at night, for at least an hour.

fiery-necked nightjar call

There are seven different species found in South Africa, and no less than 5 of these species can be found at Sabi Sabi. Bird calling from thick bush fiery-neckex hillside. Bird calling in riverine bush after sunset.

Calling from bushes in the camp site by the vlei. 19:28.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. In addition to the latter, it forms a species complex with the Montane and Ruwenzori nightjars. Taking care of their feathers calp so important that some birds have developed special grooming tools and techniques.

Bird calling from dead tree alongside dry river bed 30mts from recorder.