The Great Eared Nightjar is pretty much a dragon bird.

The great eared nightjar (Lyncornis macrotis) is a species of nightjar in the family Caprimulgidae. It is found in southwest India and in parts of Southeast Asia. This very large nightjar has long barred wings, a barred tail and long ear-tufts which are often recumbent. It has a white throat band but has no white on its wings or on its tail.

A medium-sized night bird of forest and open areas from the lowlands to the mountains. Heavily patterned in various shades of brown, with finely barred underparts, blotching on the chest, and dark wings with large pinkish and white spots and a broad pale bar bordered with black. Note the white lines on the side of the throat with a black line below, and the broad white band on the end of the undertail. Voice is a distinctive, loud two-noted “pyok prraw,” the second note slightly lower and with a vibrating quality.

We have all wished some of our favorite mythical creatures were real, and I bet a lot of us wished dragons especially would exist.