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Australian Owlet-nightjar_15-11-09_Aegotheles cristatus | by Langham Birder
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Australian Owlet-nightjar_15-11-09_Aegotheles cristatus

The Australian owlet-nightjar is a nocturnal bird found in open woodland across Australia and in southern New Guinea. It is colloquially known as the moth owl. Wikipedia

This phot was necessarily taken from a distance as the bird retreated into its hole if we approached any closer.

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Taken on November 9, 2015