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Common NightHawk

Chordeiles minor

Like many birds, the Common Nighthawk can be detected my its call more readily than by sight. Its call is almost an explosion of electric-like sound. Males will also make a loud boom sound with their wings in diving flight. These birds migrate from their winter homes in most of South America fly to North America to raise the next generation, where they can be found across nearly all of the USA and most of Canada during summers.

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