The Large-tailed Nightjar has always been a permanent resident of the park. Here they hunt for insects and produce a familiar garden call which sounds like ‘tok,tok,tok’. The sounds can be heard every day here at dusk and dawn and throughout the night.
The Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus ) has a black bill and a body that is very well camouflaged with its preferred environment of open grassland. It does not build the typical nest and would lay its eggs on bare ground. The eggs (see inset) as if by rule are two in numbers and are blotched.