Brown-streaked upperparts and breast; white belly; white wing bar; black and yellow bill; large, yellow eyes; yellow legs; black and white wing markings in flight.
Mostly nocturnal. Often motionless. Nests on the ground.
Insects, some other invertebrates, and lizards.
Scarce summer visitor and breeder. Occurs in dry, open semi-deserts in the Azraq and Dead Sea regions. Nests on the ground.