The White-throated Nightjar is Australia’s largest species of Nightjar and has a very distinctive call. Like other Nightjars, it is crepuscular and nocturnal, usually seen foraging on the wing at night above the forest canopy, along roads or over clearings. It hides in leaf litter during the day, only seen when it is flushed from it’s resting place. It inhabits dry to moist eucalypt forest, mostly on ridges and slopes with a stony substrate and leaf-litter.
The Australian Bird Guide, Menkhorst et al.
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Information sources:||Photo taken at Andromache River by Dale Mengel|