English and Scientific names:

Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis

Number of individuals: 

1 male

Locality: LOUISIANA: 

cameron parish

Specific Locality:

peveto woods

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Time(s) of day when observed:  


Reporting observer and address:

gary broussard

breaux bridge la

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):


Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)


Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):


Optical equipment: 

10x40 leica...nikon d90 200mm lens

Distance to bird(s): 


Duration of observation:

1 minute



Behavior of bird: 

in flight and perched


nighthawk, folded wings fall short of tail, white bar in primaries about equal to tips of tertials, row of large buff wing coverts with large buff tips, white bar across tail


in flight didnít look like a common nighthawk, shorter- winged



Similar species:

common nighthawk, plumage and structure of wings vs. tail

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?


Previous experience with this species: 


Identification aids:

sent to donna dittmann for opinion

This description is written from: 


Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 




gary broussard

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