Common Nighthawks are medium-sized, slender birds with very long, pointed wings and medium-long tails. Only the small tip of the bill is usually visible, and this combined with the large eye and short neck gives the bird a big-headed look.
Slightly smaller than an American Kestrel; larger than a Purple Martin.between robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 8.7-9.4 in (22-24 cm)
- Weight: 2.3-3.5 oz (65-98 g)
- Wingspan: 20.9-22.4 in (53-57 cm)