Lesser Nighthawk
(Chordeiles acutipennis)

Lesser Nighthawk

Lesser nighthawks are often seen over ponds or perched onĀ  roadsides at desert elevations. Their population trend is unknown. Nesting occurs from May-July. Eggs are laid on bare ground and incubated for 18-19 days. The young fledge after 21 days. They feed primarily on insects, especially beetles.