Caprimulgus tristigma  Freckled Nightjar  Donkernaguil
Freckled Nightjar
SwebeSwebe Private NR, Sep 2020

A breeding resident. Localised, but fairly common in the Waterberg, found wherever its preferred habitat of extensive rock outcrop occurs (recorded in 25% of the Waterberg pentads); mostly detected at night from its yelping dog-like "cow-wow" call; it calls year-round but is most vocal in early summer. Breeds in summer. The Waterberg is a stronghold for this species in South Africa.
Freckled Nightjar Waterberg distribution
Freckled Nightjar
Welgevonden, Jun 2011

Freckled Nightjar
Kgokong Hills, Jul 2018
Freckled Nightjar
NegeSter, Oct 2018

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