The Indian nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus) is a small nightjar which is a resident breeder in open lands across South Asia and Southeast Asia. Like most nightjars it is crepuscular and is best detected from its characteristic calls at dawn and dusk that have been likened to a stone skipping on a frozen lake - a series of clicks that become shorter and more rapid. They are sometimes spotted on roads when their eyes gleam red in the spotlight of a vehicle. There is considerable plumage variation across its range and can be hard to differentiate from other nightjars in the region especially in the field.
Indian Nightjar
Date Location Count
2021-07-01 05:47Gujarat Forest Research & Training Institute1
2021-07-19 19:06GEB Ash Pond, Pethapur1
2021-07-10 20:00Girivan Glory
2021-07-11 08:00ARAI Hills (Vetal Tekdi)1
2021-07-18 11:11Kiraksal Biodiversity Region-- Kuran Forest Range1
2021-07-13 07:09Bhigwan -- Dhumalwadicha Naalaa1
2021-07-18 22:01Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary
2021-07-15 06:30Bhigwan -- Agneepankh birding area1
2021-07-18 11:00Bhigwan -- Vitthalwadi1
2021-07-10 15:52Kishanpura (Machal) Wetland, Indore2
2021-07-16 16:30Ashapur, Madhya Pradesh, IN (22.499, 75.741)3
2021-06-27 07:30Pottu Kere1
2021-07-17 05:40Kali Radi- Sariska Raj.1
2021-07-02 17:28Tapti River--behind BTPS2
2021-07-17 17:27Pimprisekam-River Bhogawati1
2021-07-17 06:42Bhutnal Kere ಭೂತನಾಳ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-07-17 07:42kumbhari lake, Akola1
2021-07-13 17:12Vidyanagar Township, Toranagallu2
2021-07-09 19:03Arasanakere Gudda ಅರಸನಕೆರೆ ಗುಡ್ಡ1
2021-07-08 07:30Veerabhadreswar Temple1
2021-07-17 19:55Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve5
2021-07-17 08:03Thippagondanahalli (TG Halli) Reservoir4
2021-07-09 05:371st HB to Loam's View1
2021-07-18 17:36Bangalore University Campus1
2021-07-25 06:40Valley School1
2021-07-23 20:28GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2021-07-06 07:42Anjanapura Central Park4
2021-07-04 06:30Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad1
2021-07-05 19:14JavaregowdanaDoddi3
2021-07-09 18:20Hennur Bamboo Forest5
2021-07-16 17:04Gorewada Lake, Nagpur2
2021-07-24 07:10Sittanur Area சிட்டனூர் பகுதி4
2021-07-17 05:00Banjar River, Chaukitola1
2021-07-13 18:40Thiruchitrambalam lake (திருச்சிற்றம்பலம் ஏரி)1
2021-07-10 05:24LIG 1219 Sector-8 Saddu, Raipur Chhattisgarh1
2021-07-02 10:22Mae Salit granite quarry ponds complex2
2021-07-08 08:00Bang Khaem aquaculture ponds6
2021-07-21 19:16National Science Museum & vicinity1
2021-07-16 16:12Chong Sarika cornfields1