A male pennant-winged nightjar (Macrodipteryx vexillarius) in flight at night - easily the most challenging photograph I have ever taken. This image needed the help of 3 other people, and took many night soy trying. Through all the nights, I only managed one frame I was truly happy with, and this is it! It is a rare bird, and only has its famous pennants for a short time of the year during the breeding season. I was very lucky to find this individual, and even luckier to get the shot!
The Sunda frogmouth, Batrachostomus cornutus, from Indonesia. Frogmouths are nocturnal birds related to nightjars, and are found from the Indian Subcontinent across Southeast Asia to Australia. ~via ѕανє συя gяєєη, FB
Potoos or Patoo birds, are sometimes called Poor-me-ones, after their haunting calls & are related to the nightjars & frogmouths. These are nocturnal insectivores which lack the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars. They hunt from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher. During the day they perch upright on tree stumps, camouflaged to look like part of the stump. The single spotted egg is laid directly on the top of a stump.