Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor (J. R. Forster, 1771)  Synonyms: Bull-bat, CONI.

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A Common Nighthawk in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/23/2016). Photo by Daniel Irons. (MBP list)

A Common Nighthawk in Rockwood Beach, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/26/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Common Nighthawk in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/8/2016). Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list)

A Common Nighthawk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/27/2012). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Common Nighthawk (below) and Broad-wing Hawks (above) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Common Nighthawk in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/7/2016). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

A Common Nighthawk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/23/2008). The strong white throat coloration means this bird is a male. He was also performing the distinctive booming call while performing courtship displays to a female. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Common Nighthawk in Harford Co., Maryland (5/11/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A recently fledged Common Nighthawk in Cumberland, Maryland (7/29/2013). The western Maryland towns of Cumberland and Frostburg are nesting strongholds of Common Nighthawk in the state. We suspect that the moth factory that is Green Ridge SF and Allegany County in general provide a sufficient source for continued nesting success. Overuse of pesticides and ultra-efficient farming techniques are likely primary a factor in the species' drastic decline elsewhere in the state. Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

A Common Nighthawk being banded in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/15/1979). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Common Nighthawk being banded in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/15/1979). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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