IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Brief Summary

Read full entry

Biology

The Sulawesi eared-nightjar is a nocturnal bird that spends its nights hunting along the edges of forests and roads for flying insects (2). When foraging it often glides with the wings held level to the body, occasionally fluttering (2) (4). During the day, the Sulawesi eared-nightjar roosts on the ground, maybe in thickets (2). Nothing is known about breeding in this nightjar; a nest was only found as recently as 2000. It was encountered in mid-May, and consisted of two large, dried leaves drawn together on the ground with a single egg laid on top of them. This was located in an exposed area on a ridge-top, surrounded by dense thickets and slightly disturbed lowland forest (5).

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© Wildscreen

Source: ARKive

Belongs to 1 community

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!