The Spotted Nightjar is one of Australia’s four species of Nightjar and tends to inhabit drier, inland areas however can extend more coastal into the Whitsunday, Pioneer and Sarina Landcare areas on occasion. They are crepuscular and nocturnal, resting in leaf litter and well camouflaged during the day – coming out at night to hawk for insects. They tend to prefer quiet, country roads especially near surface water.
The Australian Bird Guide, Menkhorst et al.
|Bird, forest and grassland
|Photo taken at Andromache River by Dale Mengel