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Common nighthawk
Chordeiles minor


Size: 9.5 inches
Overall Color: brown and gray
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: insects
Nest: on ground
Field Identification: mottled shades of gray, buff and brown, wings pointed with white wing bars, crepuscular and night fliers
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 39 Caprimulgidae (goatsuckers)
Genus: Chordeiles
Species: minor

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