Birds of the World

Caprimulgidae : Nightjars

Sand-coloured Nighthawk

Chordeiles rupestris

Sani Lodge, Ecuador - January 2013

Sand-coloured Nighthawk is the most diurnally active of all the nightjars and inhabits forested rivers and marshes in the lowlands of the Amazon basin where it can be quite gregarious, forming feeding flocks of up to 50 individuals and occasionally nesting in colonies of more than 200 pairs on sandbars and riverbanks.