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That isn't I Night Hawk, I think you are the one misinterpreting things, it is totally different, it's a frogmouth.
Originally posted by eaganthorn
reply to post by jfj123
How do I explain the difference as you perceive it? The individual's perception of what they see. If you look at only one picture of any animal and that is your only exposure to that creature, it is conceivable that you may misinterpret what you see in a second photo or brief video, especially if you have concreted an alternate concept of the animal.
For me, I saw a Nightjar, commonly referred to as a Nighthawk, recognizing the root of the species, small beak, big wide mouth, tiny hairs around the beak, found in Mexico. No mystery for me and I did not notice any discrepancy in the video to its appearance, none at all. For me, the little guy looked exactly as it should.
Reminds me of three blind men describing an elephant to a sighted person.
Originally posted by NoArmsJames
reply to post by CoolBlackHole
Again, you haven't been reading. Someone already said they let it go.
Originally posted by Jay-in-AR
For the life of me I can't understand how people can have the answer to the question given within the first five posts and then 20 posts later we have people speculating that this is evidence of a new evolutionary leap due to gallactic alignments in conjunction with 2012.
Good grief people!
I have thought it is a little cliche to use the website motto, but seriously people, give it a shot.
I believe this particular bird is probably the "common nighthawk" and not the "lesser nighthawk."