Lesser Nighthawk

Chordeiles acutipennis

Order

CAPRIMULGIFORMES

Family

Goatsuckers (Caprimulgidae)

Code 4

LENI

Code 6

CHOACU

ITIS

HEAD

Lesser Nighthawk Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown with reflective green or red.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Mottled pale gray, black, buff and red-brown.
  • Forehead Color: Mottled pale gray, black, buff and red-brown.
  • Nape Color: Mottled pale gray, black, buff and red-brown.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Lesser Nighthawk Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 51 g (1.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Dark brown with white barring.
  • Upperparts: Mottled pale gray, black, buff and red-brown.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Lesser Nighthawk Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Darting flight on long pointed wings with erratic twists and turns and changes of direction.
  • Wingspan Range: 51-58 cm (20-23 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Dark gray, brown and black.
  • Under Tail: Dark gray and white barring.
  • Leg Color: Pale Brown
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