Pennant-winged Nightjar
Macrodipteryx (Caprimulgus) vexillarius
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The male pennant-winged nightjar develops spectacular long white wing streamers during breeding season. This photo of a male in breeding plumage was taken along the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika in the early morning of August 14, 2012, courtesy of David Lubbe. Ckick the link to see a video of a bird in flight.
Video of flight

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David Lubbe

Last Update this page: 9-07-19