Antillean Nighthawk


(Chordeiles gundlachii)

The nocturnal Antillean Nighthawk is slightly smaller than the Common Nighthawk, and has a raspy “pity-pit-pit” voice, very unlike the single syllable “peent” of the Common. Its flight is also somewhat less erratic. Its West-Indies range extends just into the Florida Keys where a few are reliably found every spring and summer at the Marathon Airport.

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