Eurostopodus diabolicus. The Diabolical Nightjar produces such...
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Image #cld1415036
SpeciesEurostopodus diabolicus
LocalityCentral Sulawesi, Indonesia
DescriptionThe Diabolical Nightjar produces such an eerie call that local people in Sulawesi hold the superstitious belief that it is a demonic entity, hence its name. The life history of this rare bird is very poorly known as until recently only a single specimen had ever been found. Like other nightjars it rests by day on the ground, using its superb camouflage to escape detection from predators. 
Keywordsanimal | bird | camouflage | caprimulgidae | diabolical | fauna | nightjar | nocturnal | satanical | wildlife


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