Indian Nightjar - photo by David Behrens
Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus) is a scarce resident in Haryana. This bird is found in open country and wooded areas. Local Name: Chapka Order: STRIGIFORMES Family: Caprimulgidae Size: 25 cm Food: Beetles, moth, insects
Identification: Sexes alike. A crepuscular and nocturnal bird, soft plumaged, mottled grey-brown, buff and fulvous. Black streaked above with a complicated camouflaged pattern. White patches on wings. Rests on the ground in day.