The Large-tailed Nightjar is a mottled brown nocturnal bird of the rainforest. The bird has small white patch on wings and white marks near tip of tail. It usually roosts on the ground where it is well camouflaged. Young birds are similar in appearance to adults.
subtropical and tropical rainforest, paperbark swamps
insects which it catches in flight
the female lays two eggs on the ground
found in eastern Queensland and northern parts of the Northern Territory. Also found in many parts of south Asia and South East Asia.
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|Common Name:||Large-tailed Nightjar|
Relatives in same Genus
Savanna Nightjar (C. affinis)