Nightjar


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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Migrant. 

ABUNDANCE
Rarely detectable.

HABITAT
Zones with a patchwork mixture of open spaces and wooded areas. Often lands on paths and tracks.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Might be recorded on both spring and autumn passage. 

DISTRIBUTION
Migrant birds probably pass through the whole cordillera.

COMMENTS
Very little is known about this species in Sierra Morena, with only a few records from Huelva and Jaén. It is logical, however, that many birds must pass through on their way to their breeding grounds in northern Iberia and Europe (where it is abundant). The problem is that it is a nocturnal bird of fairly reclusive habits and can be distinguished from the very similar Red-Necked Nightjar only by its song or a very close encounter.