posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 07:02 PM
Originally posted by dracodie
They say that its a little known type of bird , so if they say that then its because they probably identified it.
If they said it was a known type of bird, small in size, I'd agree. But if they meant it was somewhat unknown or rare, I would have to disagree. The
range of Nightjars covers both North and South America and is a very common nocturnal bird.
I can remember hearing the call of the Nightjar at sundown virtually anywhere I traveled in North America. The call is something of a cooing sound
often described as a distant voice saying “whooperwil” or “whoop-poor-will”.
In the spring this year, all through summer, go outside at sundown and listen, you’ll hear it.
Pazcat, I remember the first time I saw a picture of the frog mouth, I thought, hey that looks just like a Night Hawk.
[edit on 2/21/2009 by eaganthorn]