Wildlife Photo of the moment: a Common Pauraque.
I took this picture of the Common Pauraque during the night. Right before I went out, there was a little rain too. This explains why it looks so puffy and different. It had a little shower.
Common Pauraques are also known as nightjars. During the night you will hear them whistling and see them taking short flights. While they make these short flights they are actually catching insects in midair. Daytime they are resting inside the bushes away from direct sunlight.
Common Pauraques are experts in being invisible, their camouflage outfit plays a mayor role in this part.
Common Pauraques are easily spotted at night near the airstrip and on the edge of any hiking trails.