Common Poorwill

Our quiz bird is very obviously a nightjar of some species. Sometimes nightjars can be difficult to identify but luckily there are a number of clues we can use. The shape of this bird is a good place to start. Our bird is small bodied and large headed. Comparing the length of the tail and wings is also useful. On our bird, the tip of the wings and tail are about even. Using both of these clues we can identify the bird as a Common Poorwill. The white-tipped outer tail feathers indicates that our bird is a male.