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Common Poorwill

 

Common Poorwill, Konza Prairie, Kansas, United States
 

© Judd Patterson (Photo #688)

Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon 300mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: September 4, 2006
Location: Konza Prairie (Kansas)

Comments: Night after night I heard the voice of this species coming from the forest. Once or twice I picked up the eye shine of a Common Poorwill with a flashlight, but it would quickly flush and my glimpse was always brief. Then one night it all fell together and a cooperative poorwill posed for a few photographs. They are such a beautifully patterned bird!

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