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Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday's Foto

Neither common nor a hawk, the Common Nighthawk is a member of a family of birds called nightjars. Listed as a species of "Special Concern" in New York State, it has experienced declines in much of its breeding range. Look for them hawking for insects in the sky over Prospect Park during Spring migration usually while making a nasal "peent" call. This individual was spotted roosting high up in a Yellow Buckeye near the North end of Prospect Park's "Vale of Cashmere".

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