Caprimulgus rufigena   Rufous-cheeked Nightjar  Rooiwangnaguil
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
SwebeSwebe Jan 2014

A breeding summer visitor, present from Oct to Mar. Fairly common and widespread across the Waterberg, less so in the surrounding thorn savanna (79% in, 21% out; recorded in 24% of the Waterberg pentads), it favours non-rocky, lightly wooded or open country, including old lands. It is mostly detected sitting on roads after dark or from its prolonged churring call at dusk; calling is most prevalent in Oct-Nov and ceases after Dec. Breeds in early summer.
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar Waterberg distribution
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar chicks
Grootfontein, Nov 2020
NegeSter, Oct 2018
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar with chick
Bela Bela
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar
Verloren, Nov 2019
Rufous-cheeked Nightjar eggs
Modimolle, Oct 2014

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