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

Thank you Brendan Duggan & BLawson for confirming the id of this species for us

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

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Apr-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)