Lesser NightHawk

Chordeiles acutipennis

The Lesser Nighthawk breeds in open country from southwest United States through Central America to tropical South America. Those found in the USA mostly retreat from the United States and northern Mexico during the winter months and stay in southern Mexico, Central America and tropical regions of South America.

The song these birds have is reminiscent of the Eastern Screech Owl, but with phrasing than can be almost a minute, instead of the owl’s song of a few seconds.

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