[CT Birds] Unfamiliar nocturnal flight call

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Thu Nov 1 21:14:23 EDT 2012


I just had a bird calling while flying over (at night) that I didn't recognized.  Not dissimilar to a Common Nighthawk in the down-slurred "piew", but more musical, closer to the tone and pitch of an Antillean Nighthawk, but only the single downslurred call, not the veer of a Veery.  Called twice in about 30 seconds, and had moved quite a bit in-between.   I'm stumped.  Any ideas?



Patrick M. Comins
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