Goatsucker with young

Goatsucker is a traditional name given to birds in the order Caprimulgiformes - the nightjars. The term was based on a belief that the birds drank the milk of goats. Fortunately for the local masai this belief was long ago proven erroneous. Nightjars are insectivores predominantly nocturnal and closely related to owls.The other day i ran into the following Donalson-smith Nightjar while walking about camp at night.

donaldson smith nightjar