Australian Owlet-nightjar
Back, Rufous Morph
Australian Owlet-nightjar
Back, Grey Morph
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Nightbirds (Caprimulgiformes)
Family: Owlet-nightjar (Aegothelidae)
Species: Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus)
This Photo:     Head, Rufous Morph
Other name: Owlet-nightjar

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Nests in hollows. Huge eyes. Lovely grey tones down the back with a buff circle around the eyes.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Jan-2016
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)