Utah Bird Profile
 Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis

Name Roots: (Gr. choros, "a circular dance", deile, "evening" - L. acutus, "sharp"; penna, "a feather")

In Utah: DWR Profile 
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by Tim Avery

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a no nest nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: air screener.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in low desert scrub and lowland riparian habitats.
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