Caprimulgus pectoralis   Fiery-necked Nightjar  Afrikaanse Naguil
Fiery-necked Nightjar
Klein Elandsfontein, Nov 2020

A breeding resident. Common and widespread across the Waterberg, less so in the surrounding thorn savanna (70% in, 30% out; recorded in 48% of the Waterberg pentads), it occurs in all types of woodland but especially in areas where there is a thick carpet of leaf litter covering the ground; it is the commonest nightjar in the Waterberg, often detected sitting on roads at night, but its characteristic nocturnal "good-lord-deliver-us" call is usually what gives its presence away; it calls year-round but with greatest frequency during Feb-May. Breeds in early summer.
Fiery-necked Nightjar Waterberg distribution
Fiery-necked Nightjar
Leeupoort, Sep 2008

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