Scientific Name: Caprimulgus mahrattensis Common Name: Sykes's Nightjar Other Name: Sindh nightjar
Identifying Features: small bird, short tail, pale grey body, fine black barring on tail, black spots on the upperparts, rust-colored spots on the wings.
- The name commemorates Colonel William Henry Sykes, who served with the British military in India.
- It is nocturnal. Inhabits dry and arid scrub and grasslands.
This image was clicked by Ganesh Jayaraman – via Flickr.
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