This Common Pauraque is sitting on eggs and another is only inches away doing the same. She seems to suffer the 'ostrich syndrome'. Occasionally she would open her eyes and see this strange creature near her and then just close them and it went away. Never showed any nervousness or indication that she would fly. Taken at Estero Llano Grande near Weslaco, TX.
Pauraques are a nightjar similar to whippoorwills. Found from South
Texas into South America.
In Mexico and Central America they are called “Cabellero de la Noche” (“Gentleman of the Night”), and it is believed their evening calls put young women into an amorous mood.
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