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Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus bimaculatus  
Large-tailed Nightjar
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 22 August 2018
English synonyms:Long-tailed Nightjar, White-tailed Nightjar, Coffinbird
Bird Family :Caprimulgidae - Typical Nightjars
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :When it rain heavily our resident/home-based Large-tailed Nightjar will seek a higher perch one of the dead branches of a tree in our garden. Since we gave him a new perch, it has now become the choice location. When it rains heavily the Nightjar will hang down the wings to prevent them from getting water logged and limiting his ability for a quick exit/flight. He will also rotate round and round, and lift up the wings shake off excess water. Images taken with high ISO in dark conditions, no flash used.
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