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Fierynecked Nightjar....When can they be heard ?

Unread post by Dassie » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:07 pm

Can anyone tell me what time of the year one can actually hear these birds calling and which camp is best to hear them....please ?
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Re: Fierynecked Nightjar....When can they be heard ?

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:36 am

Hi Dassie,

they are present throughout the year and will thus call at any time throughout the year. Personally for me, nightjars are more vocal during the full moon phase.
The trick is your latter part of the question. Where is the place to locate them?

Fiery-necked Nightjar is a tough nut to crack. Just ask someone like DotDaan. :lol:

For me, Croc Bridge, Lower Sabie are two of the best areas to hear them from.
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Re: Fierynecked Nightjar....When can they be heard ?

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:50 am

Sharrup man!! :evil:

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Re: Fierynecked Nightjar....When can they be heard ?

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:51 am

Over the last 4 years I have been on numerous night drives around the Lower Sabie area and always just get Square Tailed Nightjars and European(summer).. Even though the guide once saw a flying nightjar 500m's away and called it a Fiery Necked :roll:

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Re: Fierynecked Nightjar....When can they be heard ?

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:52 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fierynecked Nightjar....When can they be heard ?

Unread post by Dassie » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:43 pm

:think: :D
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Re: Fierynecked Nightjar....When can they be heard ?

Unread post by Yoda » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:59 pm

Was having a discussion with a friend of mine this weekend.

For me, the iconic sound of Kruger is a Fish Eagle.
For him fierynecked nightjar.

I wasn't changing his mind, and he couldn't change mine :lol:
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