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Description: Manx name: Ushag nu Hoie (Night Bird).

In the 19th century the Nightjar was a regular summer breeder on Mann, albeit in small numbers. Sites included Gob y Volley, Lezayre, Ravensdale, Laxey Glen, Glen Roy and Greeba until the 1930s, the Ayres until 1941, at and lastly until 1949 on its remaining site at Peel Hill.

Date found: 1903-12-18

Taxonomic name: Caprimulgus europaeus

Collection: Natural History Zoology Collection

ID number: 1954-1845


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