A review of the evidence for the translocation of eggs and young by nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

@article{Jackson2007ARO,
  title={A review of the evidence for the translocation of eggs and young by nightjars (Caprimulgidae)},
  author={Hd Jackson},
  journal={Ostrich},
  year={2007},
  volume={78},
  pages={561 - 572}
}
  • H. Jackson
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Ostrich
I undertook a review of evidence for the translocation of eggs and young by nightjars through a comprehensive search of the literature. I found that most of the evidence was based on hearsay, supposition, a misunderstanding of nightjar behaviour, or on the repetition of a story going back 200 years to Le Vaillant, via Audubon. There is no satisfactory direct evidence of any nightjar deliberately airlifting its eggs or young away from a disturbance. This conclusion is based on 10 studies by… 
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