Those charming creatures that we see on TV shows such as Game of Thrones seem very unreal. Such amazing creatures that soar high in the sky and breathe fire out of their long scaly snouts. They are so big and strong. You guess what creature am I talking about? Dragons. What if I tell you that there are some creatures that are actually similar to them?
The Great Eared nightjar, is a strange-looking bird that will make you stop in your tracks at the sight of it. Small but perky ears, long furry wings, and a small, barely visible beak. The nightjar is definitely a sight for sore eyes.
The nightjar, scientifically named Lyncornis Macrotis, is a part of the family Caprimulgidae. They weigh approximately 0.131kg to 0.151kg and have a length ranging from 30cm to 40cm.
Generally found in Southeast Asia. Nightjars are birds that prefer to live their days out at night and are found in forests most specific areas of the forest that has rivers. These birds feed on insects.
Their mating season is mostly within the first few months of the year. They would lay one egg and instead of just the mother looking after the egg, both the mother and father look after the egg ever so carefully. In other words, its love is another level.
The more notable fact about their eggs is that they are laid on the grounds of the forest and made to look exactly like the floor providing additional protection for their babies.
If you are fortunate enough to hear the special call that the nightjar has, you will feel like the luckiest man alive in the world for a second. It is a sound that will create a unforgettable memory in your mind and a soft corner in your heart.
This world is filled with unique creatures and so many that we have never heard of or seen. The charm of the great eared nightjar is undoubtedly distinct and stunning in its own way. It may not look exactly like the dragons that we see in major TV shows but it is definitely the closest we can get to a dragon.