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Great Eared Nightjar Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lyncornis macrotis
Family : Caprimulgidae
Order : Caprimulgiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The great eared nightjar, belonging to the largest species in its family, can measure between 31 to 41 cm (12 to 16 in) in length. On average, males weigh 131 g (4.6 oz) while females weigh 151 g. Its natural habitat is subtropical or moist lowland tropical forests. They are active at dusk and at night. A scrape on the ground serves as the nest for the great eared nightjar, and their clutch comprises only one egg. The chick's camouflage is well-adapted to blend in with the surrounding leaf litter.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Chien Lee(www.inaturalist.org/people/Chien Lee),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Peter Boesmanmore information, please contact us.