Golden Nightjar

Caprimulgus eximius

ML54670351



eBird Checklist S36005585
Oued Jenna
Western Sahara, Western Sahara
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Latitude and Longitude 22.6791, -14.4932 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Initially flushed serendipitously where in a brief flight view in torch light, colouration and white wing patches ruled out other candidates. After 20 mins of nervous searching we re-located the bird sitting under a small bush- cue almost complete loss of composure and a verbal tribute to suit a bird of this calibre! Excellent views had before leaving the beast in peace. We had read elsewhere that Golden Nightjar does not have eyeshine- from this experience at least, this is not true. Eyeshine gave away the birds position like in most Caprimulgids. Well done to the birders who discovered these beauties here.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 60D
Lens model
EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/40 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash fired
Original file size
2,208KB
Dimensions
2000 x 1561

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