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Nightjars Caprimulgidae (2)

(Banner photos: Common Nightjar by Dave Dillon)

Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Rare passage migrant.

Most recent record was of one at Inchy Bridge, Timoleague when a male was observed hawking for insects over typical breeding habitat on three nights between 1st to 8th June 2012, suggesting potential breeding.

Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Rare vagrant.
One county record upto the end of 2013.

1999 Ballydonegan, juvenile, 24th October. First Irish record. First Irish record.

Distribution: Breeds throughout North America except in the far north. Winters in South America except Chile and southern Argentina. (Cornell Bird Lab)