IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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The Sulawesi eared-nightjar is a nocturnal bird that spends its nights hunting along the edges of forests and roads for flying insects (2). When foraging it often glides with the wings held level to the body, occasionally fluttering (2) (4). During the day, the Sulawesi eared-nightjar roosts on the ground, maybe in thickets (2). Nothing is known about breeding in this nightjar; a nest was only found as recently as 2000. It was encountered in mid-May, and consisted of two large, dried leaves drawn together on the ground with a single egg laid on top of them. This was located in an exposed area on a ridge-top, surrounded by dense thickets and slightly disturbed lowland forest (5).


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