Lesser Nighthawks are small nighthawks with rounded wings and a fairly long, notched tail. In flight they look long and slim, but when perched they look rather full-bodied with a small, flat head. They have a very small, thin bill that is nearly invisible and tiny legs.
Larger than a Violet-green Swallow, smaller than a Barn Owl.between robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 7.9-9.1 in (20-23 cm)
- Weight: 1.6-1.8 oz (45-50 g)
- Wingspan: 21.6 in (55 cm)