Such night fliers can be attracted or disoriented by the lights of fishing boats, oil platforms and other man-made apparatuses. Many kinds of otherwise diurnal North American birds migrate at night, Night Bird numerous species of songbirds and shorebirds. You can often detect night-flying migrants by listening for their bird noises at night, or watching a bright moon Night Bird binoculars or a spotting scope. On heavy migration nights, you might spot the silhouettes of steadily passing nocturnal birds.
He holds a B. About the Author. Photo Credits. Copyright Leaf Group Ltd. Feeding Behavior Forages most actively near dusk and dawn, also during the day and at night, perhaps especially on moonlit nights. Eggs 2, rarely Young Both parents care for young, feeding them regurgitated insects. Diet Insects. Nesting In male's courtship display flight, his wingbeats become even more stiff and choppy as he circles and hovers high in the air, calling repeatedly; then he goes into a steep dive, with a rushing or "booming" sound made by air passing through wing feathers at bottom of dive.
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