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A photo of a Pennant-winged Nightjar (Caprimulgus vexillarius), male
Pennant-winged Nightjar, Male

Pennant-winged Nightjar

Caprimulgus vexillarius

The pennant-winged nightjar (Caprimulgus vexillarius) is a species of nightjar that occurs from Nigeria to northern South Africa. It is an intra-African migrant and displays remarkable sexual dimorphism in the breeding season. The male of the species is characteristic in having a broad white band over the otherwise black primaries. In addition the males acquire a striking 2nd primary feather during the breeding season. These pennant feathers grow to greater lengths in successive years, up to twice the body length. They are dropped or broken off quickly upon completion of breeding.
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Adam van Welie
Tuesday 04 Jul 2023 - 6:52pm
Zambia
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Reuben Vb
Sunday 26 Feb 2023 - 7:56pm
South Africa
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Andrew de Blocq
Wednesday 30 Nov 2022 - 7:42pm
Zimbabwe
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Joseph D Lionceau
Friday 19 Aug 2022 - 6:35pm
Rwanda
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