Horsfield's nightjar (C. macrurus) is perhaps not sufficiently abundant on the Nilgiris to deserve mention in this essay.
"Like going from the nightingale to the nightjar," said Arabella.
Coultas (field notes) found the nightjar in mangrove swamps.
The nightjar breeds in May or June, a little later in the north than in the south.
Then a nightjar began to hiss from among the rocks, and the stream to dash along more wildly.
The other nightjar is that of Horsfield (Caprimulgus macrurus).
The general habits of the nightjar are quite as remarkable as its note.
In other tribes, the woodpecker is substituted for the nightjar.
The sound is quite like that of a nightjar, but higher and without any of the little breaks in the pitch of the note.
And out of the distance the nightjar set again to its churring.