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| p.1 #10 · Female nightjar from Madagascar |
To allay people's fears I should mention that first off I'm not a birder but a macro photographer and so I only came upon this nightjar because she happened onto the path and not by searching her out (hence why I used a 100mm lens). 2) The female feigns injury, typically a broken wing in order to lure predators away from her nest. She will actually engage them by drawing ever closer, yet still out of reach, until she has the attention of the predator, and then she can slowly draw them away from the nest. I didn't even see the nest, and the only indication that I had that it was in the vicinity was the way that she was behaving. So when people say "Nice pictures but you were way too close to this bird" - I was actually on the trail, right where I was supposed to be.