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Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Flight call description A short burry "beerijh".
Fig.1. Alabama April 17, 1990 (WRE).
Bird in flight with Eastern Towhee singing in the background.
Diurnal calling sequence:
1. Alabama April 17, 1990 (WRE). Flight call and wing dive sound recorded at dusk with Eastern Towhee singing in the background.
Similar species Distinctive.
Behavior Migrates at night and during the day, particularly in late afternoon. The flight call is commonly given on and near the breeding grounds, but migrants are mostly silent.