Distribution

upright resting posture

long, touch-sensitive bristles

Brown PIIASK

I he long, bristling whiskers on the face of this bird resemble those of a cat, giving the species its .name. A nocturnal bird of mountain forest, it roosts in tangles of vines or in tree cavities. It is thought to snatch insects from where they rest, in the foliage or branches.

• NEST Probably in a cavity in a tree.

• DISTRIBUTION distriiu tion New Guinea Highlands.

Family AlXiOIHKI.IDAK

Species .\fg0il,(lfS insignis

Plumage Soxes .,Mkc

Habitat A M

Migration Non-migrant

Feline Owlet-Nigi itjar

Brown PIIASK

long, touch-sensitive bristles

Family CaI'RIMULGIDAE

Species Chordc'des minor

Length jn ,24 cm)

Common Nk;irniawk

(¡ray plumage, long, tapering wings with a white patch, and a white throat band help to identify this nightjar. I)uring the day it rests on the ground, on a post, or perched along a branch, but it begins to hunt flying insects in the late afternoon, continuing after dark. Males perform a display flight in which their vibrating w ings make a roaring noise. The call is a low, nasal note.

• DlSTRIBl ITION Breeds in North and Central America. Winters in

DISTRIBUTION South America to N. Argentina.

Plumage Scxc5 aHkc hi

Migration Migrant

Family CAPRtMlILGIDAK

Species

H.urostopodus argus

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