Nightjars, Swallows & Swifts<br />
Nightjar<br />Also called nighthawks & oilbirds<br />Ground nesting<br />Eat insects while flying<br />Nocturnal<br />Most...
Swallows<br />Can be recognized by split tail<br />Eat insects in flight<br />Tree swallows nest in trees<br />Barn swallo...
Martins<br />Purple martins are a species of swallow<br />Nest exclusively in birdhouses<br />Migratory – will return to s...
Swifts<br />Fastest fliers – no forked tail<br />Migratory<br />Crepuscular – feed at dawn & dusk<br />Nests are built wit...
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Nightjars, swallows & swifts

  1. 1. Nightjars, Swallows & Swifts<br />
  2. 2. Nightjar<br />Also called nighthawks & oilbirds<br />Ground nesting<br />Eat insects while flying<br />Nocturnal<br />Most active at dawn and dusk<br />
  3. 3. Swallows<br />Can be recognized by split tail<br />Eat insects in flight<br />Tree swallows nest in trees<br />Barn swallows make mud nests in structures<br />Monogamous species<br />Migratory<br />
  4. 4. Martins<br />Purple martins are a species of swallow<br />Nest exclusively in birdhouses<br />Migratory – will return to same nest each year<br />Diurnal<br />
  5. 5. Swifts<br />Fastest fliers – no forked tail<br />Migratory<br />Crepuscular – feed at dawn & dusk<br />Nests are built with saliva<br />Closely related to humming birds<br />Nest in buildings and chimneys<br />Frequently nest in colonies<br />
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