May 1979 – vol. 72, issue 5, pp 207–218 Numbers of Nightjars have apparently been declining in Britain for some years. A census is needed: this study provides valuable background information he characteristic habitat of the Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus is dry heathland with scattered trees, usually silver birch Betula pendula or Scots Pinus sylvestris and Corsican pine P. maritima. A range of other habitats may also be used: chal... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.