Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii). Caprimulgiformes have a pectinate, or comb-like, middle nail. This is used to groom the feathers. The only other group to have these is the herons, Ardeidae.
Specimen :: Foot :: Dorsal View
Bird Division (photographer; copyright holder; identification), Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan
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