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1 January 2002 Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) in North America?
Carla J. Dove, Marcy Heacker
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An Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) specimen was salvaged on 5 September 2000 from the landing gear of a DC-10 airliner that had landed at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. The bird likely collided with the plane during its stop the previous day in Kuwait City, Kuwait, within the typical range of this nightjar. This incident illustrates the importance of proper documentation of specimens and shows that aircraft transport of avian specimens can occur.

Carla J. Dove and Marcy Heacker "Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) in North America?," Journal of Field Ornithology 73(1), 60-61, (1 January 2002). https://doi.org/10.1648/0273-8570-73.1.60
Received: 19 December 2000; Accepted: 1 March 2001; Published: 1 January 2002
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