A first record of the Great Eared-Nightjar Lyncornis macrotis (Vigors, 1831) (Aves: Caprimulgiformes: Caprimulgidae) in Odisha, India

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Himanshu Shekhar Palei


The Great Eared-Nightjar is distributed in the South Asian region and found in the northeast and Western Ghats of India. I report here the sighting of a Great Eared-Nightjar at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India. Further research and surveys are needed to ascertain its status and distribution, particularly in the Eastern Ghats range in India.

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