Owlet nightjar

To: 'Stephanie Haygarth' <>, 'COG Chat' <>
Subject: Owlet nightjar
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 04:56:09 +0000

Maybe taking advantage of the overcast conditions or very likely just disturbed from its roost hole. It is certainly ruffled. Tail feathers are very misplaced. Outer right tail feathers to top of tail. The others I just can’t work out.


From: Stephanie Haygarth [
Sent: Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 3:23 PM
To: COG Chat
Subject: [canberrabirds] Owlet nightjar


While it is not uncommon to hear owlet nightjars call by day from their tree hollows, it is rarer to see them flying in daytime.  I saw one this arvo on Mt Ainslie, no doubt taking advantage of the overcast conditions. Photo attached.



Matthew Higgins

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