Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2017-26

Common name:


Scientific name: [Caprimulgus vociferous]
Date: 5/12/17
Time: 21:30
Length of time observed:  ~17 min
Number: 1
Age: Unknown
Sex: Unknown
Location: Stockton Canyon
County: Tooele
Latilong: 40.426101, -112.269437
Elevation:  ~6400
Distance to bird: 1 ft
Optical equipment: Video Camera
Weather:  Cool, calm, clear
Light Conditions: Dark, aided by flashlight
Description:        Size of bird: medium
(Description:)       Basic Shape: somewhat round head, round body, taper to tail
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: white, gray, brown, slight darker colors as well. Very well camouflaged.
(Description:)            Bill Type: Very small with slight hook down
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
(see video)
Song or call & method of delivery: NA
Behavior: First observed flying in irregular pattern. Then on ground eating insects.
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Researched Chuck will widows. The bird I observed had a very proportionate head to body ratio.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: Your website
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: David Taylor
Observer's address:  
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: None
Date prepared: 5/13/17
Additional material:  Tape [Video]
Additional comments: Have approximately 6 min of video where most is very close and well lite by a flashlight of the bird if interested.