Large brownish buff, cryptically marked, forest nightjar, with large head, long, pointed wings, long, broad tail; warmer colours, stronger markings than
Grey; bold black streaking down brownish grey crown; white moustache and throat patch; buff nape collar; prominent black-centred scapulars; buff-edged coverts; male has white spots on four primaries and tips of two outermost tail feathers; crepuscular and nocturnal; gregarious; roosts and nests on ground on leaf-litter; settles on forest paths, roads.
Subtropical broadleaved dry, moist deciduous forest edges, clearings; bamboo.
Insects, moths, beetles, crickets.
Lowlands throughout the region
Distinctive chaunk chaunk chaunk.